The July 31 MLB trade deadline is one of the busiest days in sports, not because it's so unpredictable but because everyone is working.
Regardless of whether a team has already secured a playoff spot or is just trying to eclipse the 50-win barrier, every general manager in baseball is busy on July 31. Even if there's nothing a club wants or can offer, it's the GM's responsibility to call anybody and everybody to see if there's a way to improve his team he didn't think of yet.
The names on this list* are among the most highly coveted players in all of baseball and even though some are out of most teams' price range, a simple phone call can never hurt.
* Teams are listed alphabetically, with the Oakland Athletics first and the New York Yankees last.
Dmitriy Ioselevich is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter for all your MLB news and updates.