MLB Teams with Hitting Depth to Trade Entering 2014

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MLB Teams with Hitting Depth to Trade Entering 2014
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Despite all of the time, energy and effort put in by front offices around baseball, no roster is perfect at any moment. The best and most consistent franchises are solid across the board—pitching, offense, depth, youth and leadership—which leads to winning baseball. Others are good in one particular area but lack the necessary depth in other facets of the organization. 

With the 2014 season underway, it's the teams with extraordinary depth in certain key areas that can facilitate franchise-changing trades during the season. And remember, across baseball, offense is down and pitching is on the rise.

Young, fire-throwing arms seem to emerge from farm systems across the sport on a yearly basis. Watching phenoms rise through the minors, emerge as contributors and blossom into star-caliber starters and relievers is now common place.

On the other hand, offense is scare. If teams have an extra bat or two, that surplus will be in high demand as the season progresses.

Here are five teams with great hitting depth to consider when projecting the future trade market around baseball.

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