The MLB trade deadline is just around the corner, and it seems that more teams than ever find themselves in contention for a spot in the playoffs.
Realistically, 17 of the big league’s 30 clubs still have a shot at making a run at either a division title or the wild card.
However, only eight of those 17 clubs will find themselves bound for the playoffs when the season comes to an end on October third.
Since less than half of the teams in the run for a birth in the playoffs will actually make the postseason, nearly all 17 teams will be looking to improve their squads prior to the trade deadline.
So which teams will see their playoff hopes dissolve if they don’t make an impact before the trade deadline? Let’s take a look at The Five Teams Most Hurt By Staying Put.
*Note: Article written prior to Dan Haren being traded to the Los Angeles Angels.