It is not a matter of trading players. The problems with team D are with the general manager and owner. They are incompetent.
There is plenty of talent in the farm league but the GM cannot seem to bring them to the attention of the owner and get them on the field.
The ownership, good gawd, is hopelessly distracted by cats and vaxx memes on the internet and couldn’t be bothered to field a competent team.
Team R has the advantage. Their GM need not fret for talent since narcissistic, racist, science morons naturally percolate up in the party by being fascist and loud. And their ownership? Solid, fanatical, afraid, motivated by lies and deceit, the finest base of support for a raising fascist state.
Fascists like Zongsmith ran Lincoln Chafee out of the Democratic party.
John McCain chaired a neo-fascist group, the International Republican Institute, for 25 years, until he resigned in 2018.
It provided support for the overthrow of governments in Haiti, Latin America (especially Honduras), Asia, and the Middle East.
The New York Times exposed Liz Cheney's, fascist organization, the Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group, in 2006. She operated it while she was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State For Near Eastern Affairs. She supported the fascist IRI, with the help of the CIA, the right wing of the State Department, Treasury Department, and far right elements in the White House.
Governments in the Middle East were targeted, especially Iran and Syria.
Her Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group disbanded after the New York Time's expose.
McCains group helped install a fascist in Nicaragua, in 2009. Barak Obama had a famous split with his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, with Hillary supporting the fascist coup, while Obama argued for the democratically elected left-leaning (deposed) President to be allowed to return, and again be President.
During the same 2009, Cheney started a fascist group Keep America Safe, with William Kristol and Deborah Burlingame. The group targeted lawyers defending detainees in Guantanamo against torture and unconstitutional abuses. Most Republicans strongly attacked the fascist groups targeting of "The al- Qaeda 7" lawyers.
Cheney, again, saw a fascist organization disbanded due to outrage from her fellow conservatives.
Lincoln Chafee, of Rhode Island, became a Democrat, from 2007 to 2019. He said Democracy, in Latin America, flourishes, when the fascist United States STAYS OUT!
He left the Democratic party, in 2019, just like he left behind the Republican party in 2007.
He felt the Democratic party could be a force against fascism, but he was wrong, and God do we all know it!