The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching, and as teams establish themselves as contenders or pretenders, many players begin to emerge as trade candidates.
One of the interesting storylines to watch heading into the summer is that there are players on good teams who are on the market. Stars such as Kevin Youkilis and Wandy Rodriguez are two established veterans having good seasons on teams with positive run differentials, but their teams are still looking to deal them.
There are also the teams who have already fallen out of contention, such as the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals, who are simply looking to mortgage their valuable assets from 2012 into a package that will help them in the future.
With that, here are 10 of the hottest players on the block heading toward the trading deadline.