Sizing up the August trade candidates

Davis, Bell and Overbay among the players who could move during waiver period

Originally Published: August 5, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The July non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and Major League Baseball's August trade deadline is approaching.

It's the same thing, only with more gamesmanship, smaller names in play and no real sense of anticipation.

Players now have to clear waivers before they can be dealt, which complicates matters. Pass through waivers without being claimed, and you're free to be traded anywhere. For underperforming players with fat contracts, the waiver process should be a snap. (That means ...

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