MLB trade rumors: 5 stars who could be dealt by Aug. 31 deadline

John Healy
July 08, 2020 - 12:18 pm
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The MLB season may only be 60 games long, but there will still be a trade deadline.

August 31 is the deadline this year to make a trade – which is about 35 games into the season – a little more than the halfway point.

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That is much earlier than the usual trade deadline – which typically happens around the two-thirds mark of the season – and even then, many teams hovering around the .500 mark are still holding out hope to make a run at the wild-card.

That could present some problems at this years deadline, where teams who may not have had high expectations to make the playoffs could find themselves in a position where they could make a run and sneak in.

Nonetheless, GMs around the league will be working the phones and there are other factors, too, that may lead to teams trading away star players.

Here are five to keep an eye on at the trade deadline at the end of the summer:

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