Poll: Player Most Likely To Be Traded In August

The non-waiver trade deadline saw countless teams wheel and deal with hopes that acquiring the right piece or two would be enough to make a legitimate run during the playoffs this October. There's still an opportunity for a contender to make a move as teams have until the August 31 waiver trade deadline to make up for a just-missed transaction from last week. While some of the players passed through waivers over the course of August are capable of contributing to a winning team, many come with a bloated contract and statistics unworthy of those dollars. 

Which player do you see as the most likely to change uniforms via trade this month?


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27 Comments on "Poll: Player Most Likely To Be Traded In August"


baseball52
3 years 25 days ago

Someone should totally claim Soriano. Like Theo won’t make you pay his whole contract at all. No, no way. (shifty eyes)

23553
3 years 25 days ago

It seems like this one is pretty hard to predict. Not that the non-waiver deadline is easy.

3 years 25 days ago

lol, what team would ever trade for crawford

Ben_Cherington
3 years 25 days ago

lol, what are you talking about. Every team would.
For example, if the red sox said they would pay 12 mil per year and only wantd a c prospect, a lot of teams would be in on that.

3 years 25 days ago

yeah, let me know when that is close to happening…but good try

Ben_Cherington
3 years 25 days ago

Im just saying. You can act like a team wouldnt trade for him. If circumstances were favorable enough, then a deal would be made.
FYI, the Marlins were interested.

3 years 25 days ago

Or who would trade for Bell or Wells…Hairston..who cares?…Morneau I can see, Soriano I can see, Becket…ehh maybe

Chris Whitby
3 years 25 days ago

Why not Hairston? Cheap 4th OF that can tag LHPs.

FS54
3 years 24 days ago

I think he is the most likely to be traded.

SublimeOne
3 years 24 days ago

He’s least likely to clear or make it far enough on waivers.

FS54
3 years 24 days ago

cheapest, Mets are not in contention, no contractual agreement for next season, and did I say cheapest in terms of money and prospects (if any).

JakeD
3 years 25 days ago

If Cubs dump Soriano off on someone, even if they take all but 3MM of his contract, it will be one of the most successful things the front office has done this year. Not that he’s bad, just old and taking up space for the younglings in the system.

Miguel
3 years 25 days ago

Vernon Wells? That’s cute.

Sky14
3 years 25 days ago

I think teams missed the boat by not acquiring Morneau a couple weeks ago. Over the past month he has hit
.360/.402/.547/.949 and appears to have figured out his issues against LHP. If he can continue to hit well in the second half he could command a decent haul despite being owed $14 mil next year.

dieharddodgerfan
3 years 25 days ago

The Dodgers should try and make a trade for Morneau.

I know they won’t just give him away, but I wonder if his price could be reasonable based on his contract and injury history.

ian
3 years 24 days ago

Honestly, he’s such an important part of the Twins, trading him will be a PR nightmare. I think the Twins should trade him but I don’t think they will. And they can’t trade him for a salary dump or Liriano like deal. The fans would revolt. I suspect the Twins go with him next year, and maybe move him at the deadline next season.

asdf asdf
3 years 25 days ago

not too surprising. Morneau would be a DH for the majority of teams. The usual trade deadline players already have longterm, $$ first basemen.

3 years 25 days ago

Chance of Vernon Wells being traded. Can I say less than zero?

3 years 25 days ago

Big contract
Big contract
Scott Hariston
Big contract
Big contract
Big contract
Big contract

Which one does not belong?

Gothapotamus
3 years 24 days ago

One of these players is not like the others, one of these players just doesn’t belong. Can you tell which player is not like the others, by the time I finish my song?

Lunchbox45
3 years 24 days ago

why no cliff lee?

You Know Who
3 years 24 days ago

Already got claimed by the dodgers and was pulled back by amaro. lee will stay with the phils till the offseason.

Lunchbox45
3 years 24 days ago

i saw the claim, didn’t see he was pulled back.

HaloeD
3 years 24 days ago

praying for vernon wells

55saveslives
3 years 25 days ago

I wish the Giants would get him. Seems EVERY HR of his career has come against us :(

OrangeCards
3 years 25 days ago

That’s kinda the point. For example, Alfonso Soriano will clear waivers because of his contract. This will allow the Cubs to trade him to any team in the league assuming the Cubs are eating a significant portion of his salary.

Daniel Han
3 years 24 days ago

right you guys dont have enough outfielders