With 22 teams currently within five games of a playoff spot as of Monday afternoon, this year's MLB trade deadline is shaping up to be very interesting, especially since there can't be any waiver deals made after July 31 this year, like the Justin Verlander trade in 2017.
So which players are most likely to be hear their names mentioned in trade rumors over the next two weeks, and who could be sent packing to a playoff contender?
John Tomase's list of the players most likely to be moved before July 31 both starts and ends with a World Series hero for the Giants, who currently occupy the cellar in the NL West, 17.5 games behind the Dodgers.
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MLB trade deadline 2019: 15 players who could be moved to contenders in July originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston