It feels like yesterday that I was just celebrating the beginning of 2017, but here we are, now past the halfway point of the calendar year. The month of July is one of the most significant months during the baseball season, ranking second behind October. It determines which teams will be set for October by including just one date: July 31, the non-waiver trade deadline. We are just three weeks away from the deadline, and yet there is still a lot that must be decided. As of this writing, 10 teams are within four games of .500 in either direction: the Rays, Royals, Twins, Cubs, Angels, Braves, Cardinals, Mariners, Orioles and Rangers.
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