The main prize of the July 31 trade deadline may be Cliff Lee of the Seattle Mariners. As we saw last year with the Philadelphia Phillies, Lee can dramatically alter a pennant race. So, where's he going to end up? We don't know the answer to that (yet), but we can look at the best fits -- and what organizations have the minor league talent to entice the Mariners into a deal.
The New York Yankees might line up as the best trade partner, but would they pull the trigger and include C Jesus Montero?
Let's look at the potential bidders in alphabetical order and what they could offer to the Mariners -- as well as Seattle's most pressing needs.