MLB Trade Talk: 3 Trade Chips Sellers Will Look to Deal

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MLB Trade Talk: 3 Trade Chips Sellers Will Look to Deal
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As the baseball calendar nears its turn to July, teams around baseball, particularly those hovering around the .500 mark, will have to decide whether they will be buyers or sellers before this year's trading deadline.

Unfortunately for the teams that hold out until near July 31st, they often don't receive maximal possible return for the players that they might have to offer.

As such, it is in the best interest for these potential sellers to commit to rebuilding sooner rather than later.

The most prized possessions for contenders are often veterans with years of service and good track records who have one year remaining on their contracts and make for great short term rentals.

Players like Cliff Lee, Victor Martinez and Lance Berkman come to mind from the past few seasons.

Fewer are arbitration eligible players, on the right side of 30, who are seeking long term deals elsewhere because their current club is unwilling to pay a player who will be past his prime by the time the team has re-built.

Players like Jose Reyes and Hunter Pence may fit that exact mold this season.

What follows is a list of three players, two of whom fall into the first category and one into the second, who I believe will be highly sought after in the next 30 days.

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