Over the next three-plus weeks, teams across Major League Baseball will be perusing the waiver wire, searching for that one piece that could possibly be a fit for them—either for the short or long term.
The waiver trade period has been known to produce some compelling deals in recent history, with Adam Dunn, Jose Bautista, Derrek Lee, Jeff Conine and Larry Walker all involved in August deals that benefited the receiving teams.
At times, waiver deals can also be rewarding for selling teams as well. It certainly was in the case of the Atlanta Braves, who received young prospect pitcher John Smoltz from the Detroit Tigers for Doyle Alexander in August, 1987.
During the month, the vast majority of players are actually placed on waivers for a variety of reasons. Here are the most compelling players from each team who could be involved in a potential deal over the next 23 days.