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6 MLB Trade Targets Your Team Should Avoid

You’re favorite team is just one key piece away from awkwardly hoisting that flagpole-laden World Series trophy, at least that’s what any self-respecting fan should think. But who should they add leading up to the July 31st trade deadline? Everyone with a blog thinks they know who’s on the move and where they will fit best, but successfully mixing up championship chemistry is tough, and that’s why General Managers make a ton of dough. What’s easier to figure out is who’s available that can’t help you. Here are our picks for (allegedly available) players that you don’t want your team to swap for leading up to the July 31st trade deadline.

06/27/2014

Curtis Granderson #3 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the second inning against the Oakland Athletics at Citi Field on June 24, 2014 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kazmir Roughed Up, A’s Lose To Mets In Rout

Slumping outfielder Chris Young homered twice, Travis d’Arnaud hit a three-run shot in his return from a demotion and the towel-waving New York Mets roughed up Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics 10-1 on Tuesday night.

06/24/2014

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07: Seth Smith #15 of the Oakland Athletics celebrates with teammate Yoenis Cespedes #52 after hitting a two RBI home run against the Detroit Tigers in the fifth inning of Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Resilient A’s Win Game Three after Blowing Early Lead

Oakland was up 3-0 in the fourth, but the Tigers tied it up. Right away, the A’s took the lead back and never let go of it in Game Three.

10/08/2013

SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 28: Starting pitcher Jarrod Parker #11 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 28, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Parker No Stranger to Comerica Park as A’s Look to Win Game Three

Jarrod Parker will take the mound in Game Three against the Detroit Tigers.

10/07/2013

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers hits a single in the first inning against Bartolo Colon #40 of the Oakland Athletics during Game One of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 4, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Unable To Hold Off Scherzer, Tigers In Game 1 Of ALDS

A two-run homer and an unproductive triple by Yoenis Cespedes were hardly enough as the A’s struck out a postseason franchise-high 16 times.

10/04/2013

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: The Oakland Athletics celebrate after they beat the Texas Rangers to win the American League West Division Title at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

A’s Looking to Defy History against Tigers in ALDS

Oakland definitely needs to take advantage of its home-field edge in 2013, for once. The series starts tonight.

10/04/2013

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Tigers – A’s Preview – The Pitching Wins Out

For the past few weeks, we’ve heard far too much about what the Tigers don’t have and not enough about what they do.

10/03/2013

Bartolo Colon #40 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at O.co Coliseum on June 28, 2013 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Colon Gets Ball For A’s Playoff Opener Vs. Detroit

The veteran right-hander will get the ball for the Oakland Athletics in the opener of their AL division series against Detroit on Friday night, his first postseason appearance in eight years.

10/01/2013

Brandon Moss #37 of the Oakland Athletics is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run homer in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 27, 2013 in Seattle. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Mariners, Clinch Home Field In AL Divisional Series

Bartolo Colon outpitched Felix Hernandez to reach 18 wins for the fifth time in his career, Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer in the first inning and the Oakland Athletics beat Seattle 6-2 Friday night in the start of Eric Wedge’s final weekend as Mariners manager.

09/27/2013

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a home run against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at O.co Coliseum on September 20, 2013 in Oakland. (Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Cespedes, Donaldson Homer, A’s Shut Out Twins

Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson homered, Alberto Callaspo had two hits and drove in two runs, and Bartolo Colon pitched six shutout innings as the Oakland Athletics trimmed their magic number to two with an 11-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

09/20/2013

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