Think about this for a moment: By this time next week, Major League Baseball's trade deadline will have passed. Yes, July 31 is Thursday, which means any buyer or seller better act fast.
Despite the parity in baseball—11 AL teams are either in a playoff spot or within five games of one, while eight NL clubs can make that claim—and the relative dearth of clubs that are all but out of it in 2014 because the second wild card is keeping more hopes alive than in years past, plenty of players are on the block. There are even some big names, too.
That's what this is all about: determining how likely—or unlikely—the biggest names are to be swapped this summer. No matter what, a number of deals are going to get done between now and the deadline. Ultimately, though, these are the players who have been rumored as trade bait and could make the biggest impact.
If they do, in fact, change jerseys.