MLB Trade Deadline Looming...

With the July 31st MLB Trade Deadline approaching I wanted to take a look at the teams in contention and their needs. I've also reasearched the minor-league systems of these teams to determine who their key trade chips are, as well a each team's "untouchables"

Boston- Needs: Back of the rotation Starter, Left-Handed bat
Untouchables: Buchholz P*, Tazawa P
Trade Chips: Lars Anderson 1B, Michael Bowden P, Daniel Bard P
Josh Reddick OF, Ryan Kalish OF, Nick Hagadone P

New York- Needs: Starting Pitcher, Utility Infielder
Untouchables: Jesus Montero C
Trade Chips: Austin Jackson OF, Austin Romine C

Tampa Bay- Needs:Starting Pitcher, Closer
Untouchables: David Price P*, Tim Beckham SS
Trade Chips: Reid Brignac SS, Wade Davis P,
Desmond Jennings OF

Chicago- Needs: Middle Relief, Back end Starter
Untouchables: Gordan Beckham IF*
Trade Chips: Aaron Poreda P*, Jordan Danks OF

Detroit- Needs: Middle Relief, Power Bat
Untouchables: Rick Porcello P*
Trade Chips: Ryan Perry P, Cale Iorg IF

Minnesota- Needs: Second Baseman
Untouchables: Ben Revere OF, Dylan Vicedo 3B
Trade Chips: Delous Gurrera P, Phil Humber P

Los Angles-Needs: Starter, Middle Relief
Untouchables: Jordan Whalen P
Trade Chips:Brandon Wood IF*, Hank Conger C

Texas- Needs: Front End Starter
Untouchables: Nefalti Feliz P, Derrick Holland P*
Trade Chips: Martin Perez P, Taylor Teagarden C

Atlanta- Needs: Starting Pitcher, Outfield Bat
Untouchables: Tommy Hanson P*, Jason Heyward OF
Trade Chips: Freddie Freeman 1B/OF

Florida-Needs: Closer, Starting Pitcher, Power Bat
Untouchables: Michael Stanton OF, Logan Morrison OF/1B
Trade Chips: Cameron Maybin OF, Gabby Sanchez 1B/3B
Kyle Skipworth C, Matt Dominguez 3B

New York-Needs: Starting Pitcher, Outfield Bat, Bench Bat
Untouchables: Fernando Martinez OF*
Trade Chips: Brad Holt P, Reese Havens SS
Wilmer Flores SS

Philidelphia- Needs: Starting Pitcher
Untouchables: Kyle Drabek P
Trade Chips: Dominic Brown OF, Michael Taylor OF
Jason Donald IF, Carlos Carrasco P

Chicago-Needs: Starting Pitcher, Closer, Bench Bat
Untouchables: Josh Vitters 3B
Trade Chips: Jeff Smardjzia P, Tyler Colvin OF

Houston- Needs: Starting Pitcher, Bench Bat
Untouchables: NONE
Trade Chips: Jason Castro C

Miluwakee- Needs: Starter
Untouchables: NONE
Trade Chips: Matt Gamel 3B Alcedes Ecobar SS

ST Louis- Needs: Starter, Middle Relief
Untouchables: Colby Rasmus OF*
Trade Chips: Lance Lynn P, Peter Kozma SS, Mitch Boggs P

Colorado- Needs: Starter, Bench Bat
Untouchables: Jholys Chacin P, Dexter Fowler OF*
Trade Chips: Carlos Gonzalez OF*, Christian Federich P

Los Angeles- Needs: Back End Starter
Untouchables: Ethan Martin OF, Clayton kershaw P*
Trade Chips: Ivan DeJuses IF, Blake Dewitt IF

San Fransisco- Needs: Power Bat, Middle Relief
Untouchables: Buster Posey C,Madison Bumgarner P
Angel Villonala 1B
Trade Chips: Tim Alderson P, Conor Gillespie 1B,
Roger Keishneik OF, Enmanuel Burris IF*

* on MLB roster

Untouchables/ Trade Chips are minor leaguers or MLB players with minimul service time


Sultan of Swat
Staff member
That's a great list my friend. I think the biggest prize is Roy Halladay, even though J.P said he would stop taking calls after today, I still believe he'll keep his ears open and if something interest him then he'll trade Roy. Personally as a Jays fan I dont want to see him leave.

The three next days should be interesting.