Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory writes that while the Baltimore Orioles (and four other teams) are legitimate postseason contenders, they aren't primed for deep playoff runs and therefore shouldn't be buying at the trade deadline.
Dan Szymborski breaks down all the possible trade destinations for Carlos Beltran, and explains why some work better than others. As it stands now, the Texas Rangers seem like the ideal landing spot for the All-Star.
Dan Szymborski used ZiPS projections for the NL Central in 2011 after the Zack Greinke deal. The Brewers are contenders, yes -- two games off the pace, with the Reds -- but the division belongs to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Dan Szymborski breaks down the market for 1B/DH based on WAR (wins above replacement) and ZiPS (a projection system). Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko remain the big names, but Derrek Lee is a guy that could get a contender some value.