MLB Trade Rumors: Ranking the Top 10 Available Pitchers in July

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MLB Trade Rumors: Ranking the Top 10 Available Pitchers in July
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With each day that passes in the month of July the rumor mill is getting hotter and hotter.

At this stage in the game, teams typically have a good idea as to whether or not they'll be contenders or pretenders for the duration of the season. Alas, this season is proving to be quite different.

With the addition of a second wild-card team for the 2012 playoffs, Major League Baseball is witnessing several more teams finding themselves in contention for a playoff spot. In the American League, eight teams are within two games of a wild card.

In the National League five teams are within 3.5 games of a wild-card spot.

That means 19 of 30 ball clubs could potentially make the playoffs this season. 

With that in mind, those teams that are trying to make it to October will likely be making moves in the coming days and the most valuable commodity in the playoffs is pitching.

With that in mind, here is a look at the 10 best pitchers available heading into the non-waiver trade deadline.

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