Like it or not, if you root for a team that is in contention--I'm looking at you Milwaukee, Atlanta, Colorado, Arizona, Texas and Tampa Bay--you're likely to witness one or more big-name prospects heading out of town before this year's trade deadline.
It's simply a part of the game.
When it comes to fighting for a playoff spot down the stretch, only "right now" matters, and teams turn out to be more than willing to sacrifice their future for the sake of securing a spot in the next series. Just look at how the Brewers ransacked their farm system of three big-name talents (Jake Odorizzi, Brett Lawrie and Jeremy Jeffress) in order to secure the services of pitchers Shaun Marcum and Zack Grienke for the coming season.
So as nice as it is to think that guys like James Darnell, Mike Minor (above) and Jake McGee might be safe from the firing (or trading) squad, get ready to take a look at the guys who are most likely to see their contracts change hands before this trade season is over.