The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is now only two weeks away, and it’s likely that rumors and speculation will continue at a feverish pace.
With the new playoff structure in place this season, more teams than ever before are vying for postseason contention. As of this writing, 22 teams were within eight games of the four wild-card slots available.
With just under two-and-a-half months remaining in the season, very few teams will be completely willing to throw in the towel on this season’s chances. With supply being much lower than demand, asking prices for available players will be unusually high—the selling teams clearly have the upper hand.
Nonetheless, teams in contention will be more than willing to meet the high demands in many cases, as they're desperate for a chance to compete for the ultimate prize.
From now until July 31, Bleacher Report will work diligently to update its faithful legion of followers on the happenings within MLB as it relates to the trade deadline.
With that in mind, here are updates on the top 25 players currently getting the most attention as the trade deadline nears.