Power Ranking Every MLB Team's Top Trade Chip at the Start of the Season

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Power Ranking Every MLB Team's Top Trade Chip at the Start of the Season
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Even though the 2013 MLB regular season is just a few days old, it's never too early to look at each team's top trade chip.

While many teams won't even think about making deals until July, general managers have already more than likely identified available players on their rosters that can be dangled as possible trade bait.

In some cases, prospects themselves become possible trade fodder. Either because of a veteran blocking their path to the majors or simply because they're in high demand, these prospects often can fetch a nice midseason addition.

Veterans who don't fit into their team's future plans for various reasons will also be strongly considered by teams as they fade out of contention in the coming months.

Here is a look at each MLB team's top trade chip, ranked according to the player's perceived value to teams looking to acquire their services.

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