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These haikus will help your favorite team decide if they should buy or sell

We've already seen some trade deadline drama in the last few days, with J.D. Martinez going to Arizona and Todd Frazier heading to NYC. But there are still a bunch of contenders out there with needs and non-contenders looking to build for the future. The non-waiver deadline can be a whirlwind for us confuzzled fans, with so much going on every day. To help keep track of it all, we made this chart to visualize which teams are in the best position to buy and sell before 4 p.m. ET on July 31. (Click the chart to enlarge.) 

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We'll let the chart do most of the talking, but here's a brief overview of each team's deadline situation -- in haiku form, for brevity's sake.

Buyers

Dodgers:

Best team in baseball

What do they still need? Pitching?

Sonny Gray, perhaps?

GraySmile

Astros:

Correa is hurt

Do they need to replace him?

More focused on arms.

Nationals:

Got some bullpen help

Still need some more bullpen help

Hand? Neshek? Or Wilson?

Rockies:

Rookie rotation

Might need another catcher

and a setup guy

D-backs:

JDHomers

Traded for J.D.

Bullpen great besides Rodney

Could trade for some help.

Red Sox:

Yankees got Frazier

Sox still need a third baseman

Not much out there, though.

Brewers:

Surprise! They're in first.

Who can help them top the Cubs?

A pitcher, to start.  

Indians:

Tribe needs a backstop

Is Avila the answer?

Maybe Welington?

Wild card limbo

Rays:

With Kiermaier hurt,

Rays could use an outfield bat.

The Melkman Cometh?

Yankees:

They made one big trade:

Frazier, Kahnle, Robertson.

Another move soon?

Royals:

Big decisions soon

Moose, Hosmer, Cain could be gone

Go for it, or sell?

Twins:

They're still in the race,

But are they contenders now?

Unlikely. We'll see.

Cubs:

QuintanaHug

Quintana on board

Maybe room for some big names?

Theo still looking.

Mariners:

Jerry Dipoto

Got Phelps, but that can't be it.

What else will he do?

Rangers:

Frustrating year so far

Not sure which way to go yet

Could they trade Darvish?

Angels:

Mike Trout is back! Yay!

Need arms for a playoff run

Unless Trout can pitch...

TroutLaugh

Pirates:

They're not out of it,

but probably shouldn't buy. 

Best off standing pat.

Cardinals:

This team's perplexing,

Reinforcements in the pen?

Cozart at shortstop?

Orioles:

MachadoFace

Buy or sell or chill?

Machado won't go, but 'pen?

Could rebuild the farm.

Sellers

Blue Jays:

Disappointing year

The AL East is no fun

When you're not that good.

Braves:

They're hanging around

But not contenders quite yet. 

Jaime likely gone. 

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Mets:

This season's a wash;

maybe trade Bruce, Granderson. 

Need healthy players.

Marlins:

Not in a great spot

But Giancarlo Stanton

Is healthy and good

Padres:

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Reds:

CozartDonkey

Cozart and donkey

Can Reds trade both for prospects?

Donkey too beloved?

White Sox:

Trades equal great farm.

Do they have big leaguers left?

Melk, yes. Abreu?

Athletics:

Bullpen left barren.

Will the green and gold trade Gray?

Where does Yonder go?

Tigers:

Happy trails, J.D.

Justin Wilson likely next

Tigers rebuilding.

WilsonSmile

Giants:

Rough year near the Bay

Not a ton to trade either

Cueto? Shark? Maybe.

Phillies:

They've got one big piece,

and his name is Pat Neshek.

Where is he headed?