5 MLB Players Who Could Be Traded Before Next Season

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5 MLB Players Who Could Be Traded Before Next Season
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Despite a down year, Justin Upton will generate a huge amount of interest from teams around the league as the Diamondbacks look to rebuild.

As the baseball season comes to an exciting finish, it's time to look ahead to the offseason to determine which players will have a change in scenery come 2013.

We already know about some of the big names who will be involved in trade talks—a few are mentioned here—but there are also a few players with little to no hype who could pay big dividends for a team willing to make a move.

As the Los Angeles Angels proved last season, grabbing the most expensive player on the market is not always the best strategy in terms of winning games. Baseball is not a sport necessarily tailored to the skill sets of high-priced lineups (see Washington Nationals, Tampa Bay Rays).

Whenever the opportunity arises, finding that diamond in the rough on the trade market could be the difference between playing into October and playing golf when the leaves change.

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