We’re less than two weeks away from Major League Baseball’s trade deadline on July 31.
Are you prepared?
The second half of the season is always exciting, and this year shouldn’t be any different. Nearly every division is hotly contested, and there isn’t a team in the game that’s a lock to make the playoffs just yet. There’s still plenty of baseball to be played and a lot of work that still needs to be done.
Front offices will be busy deciding what they should be doing in the next week or so. Are they buyers or sellers? Who is untouchable, and who can the organization afford to trade away for short- and long-term help? These questions will be answered very soon.
In the meantime, here’s a look at each franchise’s biggest need as the trade deadline approaches, as well as the top trade chip that could get dealt before the calendar strikes Aug. 1.
*All statistics in this article were obtained via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted and are current through the All-Star break. All injury information comes from Baseball Prospectus, and all contract information is courtesy of Cot’s Contracts.