The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is rapidly approaching, and already we’ve seen a few significant trades. Last week the Yankees made a seven-player trade with the White Sox to bolster their bullpen, and earlier this week the red hot Royals added three arms to their pitching staff in a six-player swap with the Padres. There are plenty more moves to come over the next few days.
So, with the 2017 trade deadline right around the corner, it’s time for some predictions. I wouldn’t classify these as bold predictions, but they are predictions, and chances are they’re going to be wrong. That’s usually how it works, right? Right. Here are seven predictions for the upcoming trade deadline.