With the MLB trade deadline less than two weeks away, we're trying to pin down every team's strategy.

For some, it's clear who will be buyers and sellers. Then there are other teams somewhere in between contending and falling flat. These next couple of weeks should be crucial for divisional and wild-card races.

Yet the writing already appears to be on the wall for certain teams and players.

Atlanta has arguably the strongest roster in baseball but could still stand to upgrade. The Mets are a major disappointment and could put a pair of future Hall of Fame pitchers on the market.

Let's go through eight trade predictions across MLB and explain why each one makes sense for the teams involved.


Yankees Trade for OF Randal Grichuk

It's no secret the Yankees' black hole in left field has existed for much of the year. This weakness has been compounded by the loss of Aaron Judge, who has been out since June 3 with a toe injury.

The Yankees entered Wednesday's action in last place of the AL East, nine games behind the division-leading Tampa Bay Rays and 2.5 games out of a wild-card spot, despite being four games over .500.

Left field is the obvious, glaring weak spot for the Yankees, aside from battling poor injury luck. They have the fifth-lowest fWAR at the position, and the lowest among legitimate playoff hopefuls.

Andrew Feinsand of MLB.com reported earlier this week the Yankees have interest in Rockies outfielder Randal Grichuk, who is an impending free agent making a little more than $3 million for the rest of this season.

Grichuk, who recently homered against the Yankees, is slashing .300/.364/.473 for an .837 OPS with five home runs on the season. His ability to play all outfield positions works well for the Yankees, given their weakness in left field and Judge's absence.

The low-cost, high-reward potential is especially appealing.