For MLB executives, the busy season is right around the corner.

The big league trade deadline is still a couple of months away, but team officials definitely need to keep their phones close by. Just ask Doug Melvin, the general manager of the Milwaukee Brewers.

The downtrodden National League Central squad is already “open” for business, according to Buster Olney of ESPN. Looking around the landscape of the league, the Brew Crew certainly won’t be the only seller this summer, but there promises to be far more buyers.

There was one primary factor taken into consideration in the process of predicting which clubs will be adding pieces and which ones will be subtracting: whether a given team will be in the mix for a playoff spot this season.

Thanks to the advent of the second wild card, there are all sorts of clubs that will be in the chase—at least mathematically—right down to the wire. As a result, it’s good to be a seller—especially a seller with starting pitching to move.

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