Evaluating Each Big Name Trade Candidate

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Here we are in July and the baseball season is in full swing. On the surface that fact seems irrelevant, but to the baseball world the turning of the calendar is a big deal. With July comes the official trade season in which teams will have 31 days to get whatever deals they’ve been planning done. Every year there seems to be big names on the market.

Sometimes, for years on end it’s the same name (we’re looking at you Cole Hamels) and sometimes there’s a deal done on July 31st that nobody saw coming. This year’s upcoming trade deadline promises to be interesting with many names floating around and surprise contenders likely looking for upgrades. Let’s take this moment to look at each big name on the block and examine their value, as well as potential suitors. 

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