In exactly three weeks, the MLB non-waiver trade deadline will have come to pass. From now until 4 p.m. EDT on July 31, teams will be working to upgrade their rosters for playoff pushes or shape their rosters for next season and beyond.
The trade market was active last week. Ricky Nolasco, Carlos Marmol and Scott Feldman now have new homes, and there are quite a few players still believed to be available who can possibly impact pennant races for contending teams, as well.
However, for each team there's a likely scenario that it would like to avoid—or should avoid—as the trade deadline approaches.
Here is a look at each MLB team's nightmare scenario with three weeks to go before the trade-deadline window expires.