Timex Social Club was famous for being front runners in a new music genre that swept through the industry in the late 1980s—new jack swing. However, they were also famous for these words:
I can't go no place without somebody pointin' a finger,
I can't show my face 'cause when it comes to rumors I'm a dead ringer;
It seems from rumors I just can't get away,
I bet there'll even be rumors floatin' around on Judgment Day;
I'll think I'll write my congressman and tell him to pass a bill,
For the next time they catch somebody startin' rumors, shoot to kill.
"Rumors" was the only big single the group would record, but its lyrics certainly summed up the word's definition quite succinctly.
In Major League Baseball, there is rarely a day that goes by without at least one rumor being generated and circulated. Whether it's about a possible player trade or anything else, rumors are a part of the fabric of baseball, plain and simple.
As we move closer and closer to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, the rumors increase exponentially, as buyers and sellers are determined and expendable players on selling teams are identified.
Here are the 20 hottest names being rumored about on the MLB rumor mill today. Keep in mind that just because these particular players are being mentioned in trade talks does not mean in any way that it's going to happen.