As of 4 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, the MLB non-waiver trade deadline will come to pass. However, until then, each MLB team will be in the process of finalizing their rosters for the months and years to come.
The past several weeks have already produced quite a bit of movement, yet some of the biggest names (Zack Greinke, Matt Garza, Ryan Dempster, James Shields et al) are still out there for the taking.
Many teams will walk away at the end of the day on July 31 elated by their transactions, yet others may be left grumbling. Certainly the new collective bargaining agreement will have an impact on trade strategy, and that will no doubt be debated as early as Aug. 1 by pundits and analysts everywhere.
So, with just over three days remaining until the end of the trade deadline, what is the worst-case scenario for each team?
Let’s take a look.
Note: Material from an article I published last week has been included in this presentation.