In sports, there is no such thing as a sure thing.
Most thought the Diamondbacks weren’t going to be in contention to make the playoffs this year and not many people believed the Cardinals would end up so far behind the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the NL Central.
Baseball teams are constantly shifting, and so too are the players.
September has always been one of the best months for baseball because there is a late playoff push for some teams or a player single-handedly carries his team.
If a player performs well or has a terrible month, it could end up deciding his fate for the coming year. Either his trade value will be higher than ever or teams will look for any excuse to get rid of him.
Here is a list of the ways the offseason trade market could change in September.