Coming off a four-game sweep of the Yankees and losing only once so far in the second half of the season, the Athletics' confidence is currently at an all-time high. Finding themselves in a position few thought they would be in at this point in the year (the playoff hunt), the A's have now surely become buyers come the July 31st trade deadline.
Oakland shouldn't need much help, just one or two guys max at key positions, mainly on the left side of the infield. With no answer at all right now at short, and Brandon Inge in a year long slump, the A's could use a serious boost in one, if not both of those spots.
Luckily for them there are numerous options at those two positions, so with their revamped farm system, acquiring an extra bat for a playoff push should be very possible if they decide to do so. Here are five guys the A's may go after come the trade deadline.