The trade market for starting pitchers figures to be a very interesting one later this summer, as pennant races take shape and the pretenders fall off, and the contenders emerge as the calendar creeps towards July 31.
The starting rotations of several strong contenders, namely the Red Sox and the Yankees, have taken their lumps with injuries, thus the demand for starting pitching is quite high.
It seems, though, that the supply is relatively low. At least for premier arms. Many teams are still figuring out whether or not they want to be sellers. While few big names are available, there are, nonetheless, many decent arms out there that could provide some depth for the rotations of teams fighting for division titles and wild card berths.
Here are 13 starting pitchers who may be available at the trade deadline.