MLB Trade Rumors: The Greatest Value at Every Position

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MLB Trade Rumors: The Greatest Value at Every Position
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As this year's trade deadline nears, teams are preparing to wheel and deal for the stretch run toward the playoffs.

Finding trades that benefit all parties isn't always easy, and sometimes additions or subtractions are about more than a player's raw talent.

Bringing value to a new team isn't limited to on-the-field numbers. The best player in the game might not be much help if he doesn't fulfill a team's primary need.  

Sometimes, the right trade is as much about a player's role, salary, or age as it about home runs, ERA, or RBI.

Going around the diamond, it's time to examine the trade market position by position, seeking out the best values. In some cases, value is represented by elite talent.  In others, affordability or versatility are king.

Who should teams be looking at as July 31st draws closer? 

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