Every MLB Contender's Biggest Weakness

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Every MLB Contender's Biggest Weakness
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There's no such thing as a perfect team.

Every one of baseball's 30 franchises has at least one significant area of weakness that it would like to improve upon, regardless of what is said publicly.

With baseball's trading season set to get underway—the non-waiver trade deadline arrives in six weeks—now is as good a time as any to take a look at what weaknesses the teams in contention are dealing with—and some possible fixes that could become available.

The easiest (and fairest) way to determine which teams are contenders is to eliminate any club that has a double-digit deficit in its division.

The problem in doing so, however, is that only five teams are at least 10 games out of first place, leaving 25 teams—more than 80 percent of MLB—believing that they are in contention. That doesn't give us a large pool of potentially available players to use as potential trade candidates.

Still, it's an exercise that we're going to revisit more than once between now and July 31, so we might as well take our best shot at it, right?

Here's a look at every contender's biggest weakness—and for many, a player or two that each team could target as the trade deadline draws near. 

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