The MLB non-waiver trade deadline is July 31 at 4 p.m. and a flurry of activity has already occurred. In fact, this morning, the New York Yankees finalized a deal with the Chicago Cubs to acquire outfielder Alfonso Soriano (above) in exchange for a minor-league pitcher.
One always expects the New York Yankees to be buyers come the trade deadline, but there are plenty of other teams joining in on the conversation.
On the side where the grass isn't so green, some teams are shifting their focus to the future and preparing to move some key players.
Here we'll touch on five of the bigger buyers and sellers for this year's MLB trade deadline as well as some of the players who could be packing their bags.