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In Some Depth: Contenders' Shopping Lists

Ryan Eisner

Ryan Eisner

Ryan has been writing for Rotowire since 2007. He currently writes about baseball and covers the White Sox.


Last week, I examined the bottom-five teams in each league, and the parts they may look to sell as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. This week, I look at the top-five teams. Well, at least the teams that enter the week leading either their division or holding onto a wild card spot. Other teams may be buyers, especially if the second wild card spot makes more teams into believers. But for the sake of format, we're sticking with those five spots.

Below are some looks at these teams, and the positions at which they're receiving sub-optimal production. I'll also speculate about whether the team would try to make a move to remedy these situations, and I'll take a look at the positions at which these contenders are hitherto receiving little production. I'll take a look at whether the clubs have the organizational depth to fill these positions internally, or whether the spot may be an area that they attempt to fill via trade, regardless of whether they have th

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