This summer is the perfect time for MLB clubs to think big.
Every single division race and both of the wild-card hunts are still up for grabs. That means that a blockbuster swap could send any number of squads off on an October run. That was the logic behind the Oakland Athletics' decision to part with top prospect Addison Russell (among others) in order to land Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs.
While that deal took two of the top starters off the market, there's still David Price to be accounted for. Plus, the Tampa Bay Rays left-hander isn't the only prominent pitcher who could find himself at the center of a major trade between now and the end of the month.