With the 2012 MLB season reaching the quarter pole, we are already starting to get separation between the contenders and the also-rans.
Yet some teams have been a pleasant surprise, rising from the ashes to compete once again in a way that hasn't been seen by their fans in years. However, other teams who were widely expected to play themselves into the postseason have actually played themselves into mediocrity, and may be looking at wholesale changes come late July.
Even though the trade deadline is still over two months away, it doesn't stop all the buzz from happening, as speculation reigns supreme as to who will be on the chopping block. Inevitably, all it takes is one column to casually mention one player, and all of a sudden that player is surrounded by rumors as to where he'll end up and which teams are interested in his services.
We will take a look at all the buzz happening around baseball, and check in on every MLB team to see exactly what, or who, is creating the loudest buzz right now. For some teams we will also look at possible signings in lieu of trade options.