MLB Playoffs: Contenders & Pretenders, Post-Trade Deadline Edition

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MLB Playoffs: Contenders & Pretenders, Post-Trade Deadline Edition
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The Major League Baseball non-wavier trade deadline has officially passed, and a number of teams have set themselves up for the race towards the postseason, while others unloaded talent or simply just stayed put.

MLB front offices earn their stripes if they hit home runs on these deadline deals, but they can also set a franchise back a number of years if they give up too many prospects for an over-the-hill veteran.

With the season approaching its final leg, here are the contenders and pretenders as we reach the dog days of August.  

NOTE: Records are updated as of August 2nd.

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