MLB Trade News: 5 Teams That Are One Move Away from Being Contenders

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MLB Trade News: 5 Teams That Are One Move Away from Being Contenders
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The 2011 MLB Playoffs are just a month away and it's that time of the season where the true postseason contenders start to distance themselves from those just pretending.

Teams like the Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates gave their respective fan bases reason to believe that better days are just a season away after their surprise early season run. While teams like the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants entered the season as favorites in their divisions, yet fizzled out as the year progressed.

All of these teams, along with a few others, will be looking ahead to next year as they look to pull off that one big trade, or add that prized free agent who could put them over the top. Here are the top five teams that are one big move away from being serious title contenders.

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