Each year around the middle of summer, the MLB contenders emerge as they prepare for a postseason push. These teams often try to bolster their rosters with available talent from around the league.
In turn, teams that are fading become sellers, as they try to unload their free agents in an attempt to gain as much value as possible for players they are likely to lose in the offseason anyway.
Though mid-May is still early in the season, it’s not too early to speculate on what teams may be making moves as both buyers and sellers.
While the contenders hope their short-term deals pan out this year, the sellers hope to gain young talent that can help them in the near future.
Here are the best-case trade-deadline scenarios for all 30 MLB teams.