MLB Trade Rumors: Every Team's Best Bargaining Chip

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MLB Trade Rumors: Every Team's Best Bargaining Chip
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The 2012 season continues to chug along the tracks towards its triumphant finish, and that means one thing: we draw ever closer to the beginning of the Hot Stove League once again.

Sure, no baseball gets played between the end of October and the beginning of March, but the offseason is always a wonderful time of year for baseball fans, when rumors and speculation run rampant as to how their favorite team is going to improve its roster in order to make a deep playoff run in 2013.

While signing free agents can serve as a quick fix, the art of the deal—the ability to work out a trade—remains at the heart of every general manager's job description.

It would be easy to sit here and write that Felix Hernandez is the Mariners' biggest trade chip, but there's one small problem: The Mariners aren't trading King Felix.

With that in mind, here's a look at every team's biggest trade chip that could be in play this winter.

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