In the next few weeks, Major League Baseball will embark in trade frenzy. Every team must quickly decide whether its a buyer or seller.
Does it have a chance to compete this year? Is it better to hold the pieces for a run next year? Should it sell any valuable assets to rebuild for the future?
It's not easy for a general manager to make these decisions. As much as teams are concerned with on-field performance, they must also consider revenue and profit, and may have to dump larger contracts to be in the black.
The next slides will take a look at all 16 NL teams (by division) and evaluate whether they are buyers, holders, or sellers, along with some potential targets.