Major League Baseball's trade deadline can often be broken up into buyers, sellers and stay-putters, but that line isn't so evident this year. Nineteen of the 30 teams are either in a position to make the postseason or are within 5.0 games in their respective chases. Heck, with what the Tampa Bay Rays have accomplished post-All-Star break, there are only a small handful of teams that can safely be written off at this point.
With so many clubs looking to make last-minute additions, the market seems relatively thin. There are stars available, but prices are going to be high.
At the same time, though, teams will be willing to pay those prices. General managers sitting on the fringe of the playoffs cannot afford to stay pat, while we've already seen some of the league's best—the Oakland Athletics, the Los Angeles Angels and the Detroit Tigers—aren't willing to stay idle while others cruise by.