Originally written on Friarhood  |  Last updated 7/4/12
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As the calendar flipped to July the countdown to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline began in earnest. With the addition of another wild card in each league causing more clubs to feel they are still “in it,” fewer clubs are officially in sell mode. Of course our beloved and eminently frustrating Padres are in that exclusive group of clubs that have more or less decided to cut bait on this season. That means the Padres will be at the forefront of trade discussions as the “contenders” attempt to pry away every useful and available member of the Padres that can boost the chances of those playoff hopefuls down the stretch. Beginning today we will profile the Padres most likely to draw interest as the deadline approaches. First up is the guy I feel is a virtual lock to get moved before July 31st. Almost every team challenging for a playoff spot can use a quality reliever or two to improve their bullpen. The Padres will probably make their closer Huston Street available to the highes...
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