MLB Trade Deadline: Three National League Players Who Could be Traded in August

CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 28: Matt Harvey #32 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American Ball Park on July 28, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 28: Matt Harvey #32 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Great American Ball Park on July 28, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /
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With the Non-waiver MLB trade deadline in the past, teams will now turn their attention towards August deals. This years waiver period could see multiple big name players on the move.

This years “official” MLB trade deadline has come and gone, but August is where the real fun may ultimately lay.

Last year we saw Justin Verlander shipped to the Houston Astros on August 31, the last day for a deal.

As we all know, the ‘Stros went on to win the World Series, with Verlander earning ALCS MVP honors.

The point is, August, despite not gaining the hype of the July 31st trade deadline, can bring impactful deals, too.

This year, a handful of worthy trade candidates exist, and some of them are almost certain to switch teams before September.

Cincinnati Reds’ starter Matt Harvey was very close to being moved in July, but could August be the right time for a deal?

Of course, Bryce Harper was rumored to be dangled on the market. If the Nationals fade further and further in the National League East race, would ownership ship him out?

For those who aren’t clear, any player who passes waivers without being claimed is eligible to be dealt to any of the 30 MLB teams.

With this being said, lets breakdown three prime candidates for August trades.