The non-waiver trade deadline has passed without too many surprises. The starting pitchers that were expected to be traded were traded. Not too many hitters were available and no deals were made for the big names involved in trade talk over the past few weeks.
While the Red Sox (Jake Peavy, Matt Thornton) and Orioles (Scott Feldman, Francisco Rodriguez, Bud Norris) were the most active during the month of July, several teams didn't do a thing. And that's OK if you're the Pirates or any other team who is already in good shape in the standings and throughout its 25-man roster.
But a few other teams failed to either make desperately needed upgrades to help stay in contention or, despite not having much of a chance to join the playoff hunt, missed a chance to sell high on some veteran players who are set to become free agents.
Here are five of those teams that failed to address their trade deadline needs.