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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
10 most likely to be traded by July 31

By Jim Bowden

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This year's trade deadline could be very active, especially for teams seeking starting pitching.
With increased parity and two wild-card berths available, there are fewer sellers this season than ever just before MLB's July 31 trade deadline. Because of that, conventional wisdom dictates it could be a slow go for teams in search of help.

However, I think it could be a very active period with more top-of-the-rotation starters moved than in any previous season. And even though Cole Hamels is not included on this list (I believe the Philadelphia Phillies could still make a run), he also could be traded.

Here are 10 players who are most likely to be traded, based on my conversations with multiple general managers.

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