The NL All-Star team is loaded and full of top-tier players on the best clubs in the Senior Circuit. Most teams don't want to unload players of this caliber, but when they take an honest look at their situation, you could see a scenario where some of these All-Stars are wearing different uniforms come the deadline.
So, here's a look at three NL All-Stars who could be traded by the deadline.
3. LHP Will Smith, San Francisco Giants
Of anyone on the NL All-Star team, San Francisco Giants left-handed reliever Will Smith will almost certainly be traded. He's having a career year on a last-place team that could take several steps back and retool. Contenders need arms and Smith has been one of the top closers in the game this year, posting a 2.16 ERA with 21 saves.
2. 3B Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals
The Washington Nationals have been playing better ball lately and they are now above .500, but they are still seven games back in the division. With Anthony Rendon becoming a free agent at season's end, they have to seriously consider moving him at the deadline if they don't think they can re-sign him. GM Mike Rizzo doesn't like to sell, but we are less than a month away from the deadline and the Nats are still a mediocre ball club.
1. RHP Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks
The D-Backs have exceeded expectations in the first year following the trade of Paul Goldschmidt this offseason, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't retool their team and farm system with young talent. They aren't going to win the division and they have a punchers chance at the Wild Card. So, why would they pay Zack Greinke the top yearly salary in the game if they can't win big? It will be difficult because of the money, but Greinke is still a frontline pitcher that could headline a postseason rotation.