Identifying All 30 MLB Teams' Second-Half X-Factor

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Identifying All 30 MLB Teams' Second-Half X-Factor
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OK baseball fans, the All-Star game has come and gone. The midseason break is over and it is time for teams to settle down and prepare for the second half of the 2012 MLB season.

Nineteen of 30 teams are in viable position to make a run at a playoff berth, thanks in large part to the addition of the second wild-card team this season.

That, of course, will make this season's non-waiver trade deadline extremely interesting and highly unpredictable as compared to years past, when things have been extremely interesting and highly unpredictable. Wait a minute...

Nevertheless, every team has needs. Some holes are more glaring than others. Depending on the motive of every team involved, here is a look at every teams' second-half X-factor.

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