The Florida Fish, the NL's hottest team and right in the thick of the wildcard chase, decide to trade some of their young players for some established stars in order to make a run at another World Series championship.
They start by bolstering their rotation by trading for two aces in Boston's Josh Beckett and Toronto's AJ Burnett. Then they bring in a few high-end offensive pieces to the infield: the Mets' Carlos Delgado at first base, the Twins' Luis Castillo at second base, and the Red Sox' resurgent Mike Lowell at third.
Then in another haul, they land the Cards' Juan Encarnacion for some corner outfield pop, the Mets' Paul Lo Duca as catcher and clubhouse leader, and the Cubs' speedy Juan Pierre to man Pro Player Stadium's spacious centerfield.
To top it off, they bring in the Yankees' Ron Villone, Boston's Guillermo Mota, and Detroit's Todd Jones to add bullpen depth.
Well, guess what, as you know it turns out they tried this combination last year, and they didn't even win more than they are winning this year. Baseball is a funny game.