July 31 is the MLB trade deadline. This is the special time of year when teams put the "for sale: inquire within" sign on the outside of the stadium. Teams from across the country look to shed salary, unload unhappy stars, or add that special piece, that the front office believes will propel the team to a championship level.
We are taught that you should sell high, and buy low. The same goes for baseball. Prospects and one year wonders are huge parts of the game. The desperation hours right before the deadline garner crying general managers and tense locker rooms. You got to love baseball.
While it may be difficult to tell at the beginning of the season who will be buyers and who will be sellers, there are definitely teams that have already waved the white flag on the 2011 season.
Injuries and records will further dictate how this list formulates over time, but this is sports, why not make predictions months in advance!!
Here is a breakdown, team by team, of who will be buyers and who will be sellers come the MLB trade deadline.