The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is right around the corner, and, while we have already seen one blockbuster deal between the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics, there should be plenty more action between now and then.
The following article breaks down all 30 MLB teams' 2014 trade deadline to-do list, and you will see the following four terms used when referring to potential moves:
- Trade: A player that should be traded, due to an expiring contract or his status on a rebuilding team.
- Shop: A player that could be traded, but only if the price is right.
- Add: A clear area of need a contending team should address.
- Explore: A potential area of need a contending team could address, and one worth at least exploring options for at the deadline.
So, with that made clear, here is a rundown of what all 30 MLB teams need to do in order to have a successful trade deadline.