MLB Trade Talk: 5 Teams That Are 1 Player Away from Postseason

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MLB Trade Talk: 5 Teams That Are 1 Player Away from Postseason
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With the injury to closing pitcher, Mariano Rivera, the Yankees join the ranks of teams that are one person away from ensuring a post season run

With this year's MLB season barely underway, a few teams have shown that they are just a player away from being a postseason team. 

At this stage in the game, the biggest need is in the pitching category. Every team could always benefit from a better bullpen, but there are a few that have a legitimate shot if they had that one additional pitcher to lock up a top-notch rotation. 

For others, the need is in the lineup. With some teams missing big bats in crucial lineup spots, their postseason dreams also ride on the backs of a nonexistent person. 

Here are the teams that are a contract away from being postseason contenders.  

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