Sure, July 31 has come and gone. With that, the Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline has expired. But that doesn't necessarily mean that teams are done trading here in 2011.
August is a period in baseball where contenders find those final pieces to shore up their rosters for their playoff push, while teams who are out of the race look to shed payroll and refurbish their farm systems.
According to Cot's Baseball Contracts:
In August, clubs submit revocable waiver requests for most players. If a player is not claimed within 47 business-day hours, he may be traded to any club. If a player is claimed by another club, the request may be withdrawn, allowing the player’s current club to pull him back.
However, the player’s current club also may 1) work out a trade with the claiming club within 48 ½ business-day hours, or 2) elect to allow the claiming club to take the player and assume responsibility for his current contract.
So let's take a look at some players who could be dealt over the next three-to-four weeks, including players who were expected to be dealt prior to the July 31 deadline, but still remain with their original ballclubs.