The Top Four Sellers for the 2009 MLB Trade Deadline

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The Top Four Sellers for the 2009 MLB Trade Deadline
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Mark DeRosa was an Indian when the season began, but his trade to St. Louis last month "kicked off" the 2009 MLB trade season.

July 31 is just two weeks away, and it's the busiest shopping day of the MLB season. As the second half begins, 20 or so teams are within shouting distance of a playoff spot.

The parity is so rampant that even President Barack Obama noted it during his visit to the All-Star Game broadcast booth.

It's definitely a seller's market this summer, and with so few teams likely to be sellers – and fewer among them having much to sell – the prices for what’s available are sure to be steep.

Beyond is a look at the four teams who will most likely be the biggest dealers and the players they will be peddling as baseball’s Black Friday approaches.

Keep in mind that the list is ordered in terms of that team’s biggest trading chip, not necessarily any willingness (or feasibility) to make a deal.

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