With the July 31st trade deadline a little more than a month away, the L.A. Angels and general manager Jerry Dipoto find themselves in a precarious situation.
Due to the team's free-agent signings of the last couple years, ESPN (subscription required) and Baseball America have both recently ranked the Angels' farm system as one of the worst in baseball. In six of the last eight drafts, the Angels have been missing either a first- or second-round selection. And with no high picks, the organization has floundered in its efforts to find young talent.
This raises the question, do the Angels (currently 33-40, nine games out of first place) stick with their $137 million roster with the hope of making a second-half run at the playoffs, or do they pull the eject cord on the season and try to retool their farm system by trading away some of their major league talent?
Let's break down the odds of players that could be on the move before the trade deadline.