With the MLB trade deadline inching closer, teams on the cusp of contention may be looking to add certain pieces.
After slow starts and injuries have derailed some promising 2012 seasons, there are teams that must make transactions if they hope to make the playoffs.
The addition of a second wild card team certainly aids teams that are waiting for their stars to return from injury, such as the Tampa Bay Rays. However, teams would be well suited to stockpile talent around the deadline rather than wait for players to return.
Some teams have been forced to become sellers at this year’s deadline, which will hopefully improve the quality of available players.
With studs such as Cole Hamels and Zack Greinke reportedly being scouted by other squads, the 2012 deadline could have major implications on this season’s playoff picture.
Here are a few teams that should make moves before the trade deadline.