Found July 17, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
The July 31st trade deadline is only two weeks away. The second half of the season is set to begin and the Indians are right in the thick of the playoff race as they are 1.5 games out of first place and 3.0 games out of the wildcard. The Indians have been aggressive in their pursuit of options to complement their team and improve the lineup or pitching staff, and Tony runs down the assets the Indians have to acquire one of those players. He uses insight gathered from the team and other organizations and touches on the top 20 players that teams will covet when completing a deal with the Indians.
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