Now that the July 31 MLB trade deadline has come and gone, speculation has already started about which players may be dealt as the waiver-trade deadline approaches.
Some of baseball's most famous trades have come in August, so expect another exciting month of baseball trade rumors and acquisitions as teams prepare for the postseason. Some of the most notable August trades include an August 1987 deal in which the Detroit Tigers sent John Smoltz to the Atlanta Braves for Doyle Alexander, and an August 1990 deal in which the Boston Red Sox sent youngster Jeff Bagwell to the Houston Astros for Larry Anderson.
Even last season, names such as Derrek Lee, Brian Fuentes and Jim Edmonds were dealt in mid-to-late August to contenders league-wide. In fact, last year's NLCS MVP, Cody Ross, was acquired by the San Francisco Giants in August, showing that difference makers can still be acquired by contenders in need of some pop in their lineup.
That being said, here is a list of some of baseball's best players who may be dealt in the next month.