Regardless of how well or how poor a team finishes this season, they all must start over again, looking towards 2012 once the World Series concludes.
With that in mind, buyer or seller this season no longer matters as teams begin rebuilding their rosters in the offseason.
Last season we saw David DeJesus, Josh Willingham, Shaun Marcum, Zack Greinke, Dan Uggla and Adrian Gonzalez all changed teams via trade.
Some of those trades made a difference in the standings this season, others did not.
Some players may move to contenders before the August 31 deadline to acquire a player and have them eligible for the postseason, while others will wind up being moved in the offseason in anticipation of their upcoming free agency or as part of a rebuilding process.
The following 15 players, some more realistically than others, are possible offseason trade targets that could be moved this coming offseason.