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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  1. baseball52 3 years ago

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

  2. 23553 3 years ago

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

  3. lol, what team would ever trade for crawford

    • Ben_Cherington 3 years 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.

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

        • Ben_Cherington 3 years 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.

  4. 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 ago

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

      • FS54 3 years ago

        I think he is the most likely to be traded.

        • SublimeOne 3 years ago

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

          • FS54 3 years 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).

  5. JakeD 3 years 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.

  6. Miguel 3 years ago

    Vernon Wells? That’s cute.

  7. Sky14 3 years 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 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 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 ago

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

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

  9. Big contract
    Big contract
    Scott Hariston
    Big contract
    Big contract
    Big contract
    Big contract

    Which one does not belong?

    • Gothapotamus 3 years 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?

  10. Lunchbox45 3 years ago

    why no cliff lee?

    • You Know Who 3 years 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 ago

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

  11. HaloeD 3 years ago

    praying for vernon wells

  12. 55saveslives 3 years ago

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

  13. OrangeCards 3 years 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.

  14. Daniel Han 3 years ago

    right you guys dont have enough outfielders

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