Just ask Billy Beane and Theo Epstein—the MLB trade season is officially underway.
As the swap between the Oakland Athletics and Chicago Cubs clearly demonstrated, teams must be willing to part with premier prospects in order to land the top names on the trade market. What follows is a ranking of all 30 MLB clubs based on their available trade assets.
The teams are broken down into two groups: buyers and sellers. For the buyers, the top trade chips are prospects. All prospect rankings are courtesy of Bleacher Report's Top 100 Prospects list. For sellers, the most valuable pieces are disposable and often high-priced veterans.
Now, it's time to see which teams are in the best and worst positions to pull off a major deal between now and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.