With former All-Star Hanley Ramirez being traded earlier this week, the frenzy that comes along in the days leading up to the trade deadline on July 31 has officially begun, with teams trying to outmaneuver one another to land the pieces they believe can put them into the playoffs.
The closer we get to this coming Tuesday, the more intense things are going to get. Big names and blockbuster trades will be bandied about on the rumor mill, but how many of those eventually wind up as deals is anyone's guess.
One thing is for sure: By this time next week, a number of players will find themselves wearing different uniforms and in an unfamiliar clubhouse, though there are most definitely a handful that won't wind up switching teams at all.
Here's how I see things going down in the days to come.