Glaring Weaknesses and Quick Trade Fixes for Each MLB Contender

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Glaring Weaknesses and Quick Trade Fixes for Each MLB Contender
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Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy might be the most coveted player on the block.

Even the greatest major league teams are severely flawed. The St. Louis Cardinals, for instance, are tied for the best record in baseball—yet their starting shortstop ranks toward the bottom in park-adjusted wRC+.

This is why the non-waiver trade deadline is so essential for contending teams trying to improve their rosters. Aces, right fielders and even middle relievers might be put on the block at inflated prices, but if you’re a team facing a 20-year playoff drought like the Pittsburgh Pirates are, perhaps October glory is worth the exorbitance.

Below are the glaring weaknesses and quick trade fixes for each MLB contender.

 

All statistics (through July 24) are sourced from Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs.com.

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