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Big Unit remains the big prize

As the July 31 trading deadline approaches, there are a large number of teams looking to acquire players.

Originally Published: July 7, 2004
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

The two biggest names on the market -- Carlos Beltran and Freddy Garcia -- changed teams before the calendar changed from June to July, but in a sense, the trading season is just now starting to crystallize.

A bit more than three weeks are left before the July 31 deadline, and things could be quiet for a while now as a number of teams want to reassess where they stand at the All-Star break.

The parity that exists in the National League may be a factor, too. Only four of the 16 teams ...

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