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MLB Trade Deadline: Biggest Needs for Current Division Leaders
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With so many Major League Baseball teams still in contention at the halfway point of the 2011 season, it's hard to distinguish the buyers from the sellers.

Going into Tuesday, 15 teams were within five games of the division lead.

Obviously, if all those teams decide they can compete, they will be searching for the one or two missing pieces they need by the July 31st trade deadline.

But what do the current division leaders need the most?

Let's take a look. You'll notice a continuing trend in both the American and National League.

 

Stats as of July 18, 2011 and courtesy of ESPN.com.

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