MLB Trade Rumors: Updating Top 10 Pitching Targets 1 Month from Deadline

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MLB Trade Rumors: Updating Top 10 Pitching Targets 1 Month from Deadline
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Jake Peavy pitched exceptionally well in 2012. If healthy come July 31, he'll be in high demand.

Ah, MLB's non-waiver trade deadline. We're still another month away from confirming which pitchers will don new uniforms, but there have already been rumors identifying the top targets and their potential suitors.

Between now and July 31, bottom-dwellers like the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins and Milwaukee Brewers will consider slashing their 2013 payrolls for young talent. They won't be the only ones. Even with five playoff spots up for grabs in each league, we should see plenty more sub-.500 teams sell high on veteran hurlers to stabilize their futures.

As much as we trust the intuition of Bleacher Report's own Benjamin Klein, it's unclear where Ricky Nolasco, Bud Norris and Jake Peavy will be for the stretch run.

With that said, there's still fun to be had with these names. Let's rank the 10 best available starting rotation members and relievers, taking quality, consistency, durability, salary, service time and potential into consideration.

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