Top 5 Early Candidates to Be 2016 MLB Trade Deadline Bait

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Sep 2, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez (5) runs the bases after hitting a grand slam home run during the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
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The MLB trade deadline (which falls on August 1 this season) is still five months away, but it’s never too early to speculate who could be on the move. Based on the teams they play for and their contract situations, there are certain players that are much better trade candidates than others.

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When this summer rolls around, expect to hear these five players’ names as cellar dwellers feed contenders their stars for the steep price of top prospects.