All 30 MLB Teams' Blueprint to an 'A' Grade at the 2013 Trade Deadline

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All 30 MLB Teams' Blueprint to an 'A' Grade at the 2013 Trade Deadline
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We’re just over a week away from the moment we get to judge teams for the deals they did and didn’t make before Major League Baseball’s July 31 trade deadline.

There have already been a few moves completed in recent weeks, and as the clock continues to wind down, there are bound to be many more. Sure, there might be a bunch of random players on the move in the coming week, but an All-Star or two could definitely have a new home come August as well.

The goal for each team has to be doing everything possible to improve for the short- and long-term. That’s not an easy task, but those who can accomplish it will likely end up receiving an “A” grade for their decisions.

So, what does an organization have to do in order to get a good grade on its July 31 report card?

All statistics in this article were obtained via FanGraphs unless otherwise noted. All injury information was obtained via Baseball Prospectus and all contract information was obtained via Cot’s Contracts.

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