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MLB Trade Rumors: Challenging the Validity of Baseball's 40 Hottest Rumors

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MLB Trade Rumors: Challenging the Validity of Baseball's 40 Hottest Rumors
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We all know how the MLB trade rumor market is. With a couple weeks to go, we will hear all about the big names and where they might go, on top of what teams in the hunt will decide to do.

Some of it is entirely valid and makes sense, while some of it is just padding. Everyone thought Heath Bell would be traded last year, yet he remained a San Diego Padre. There will be those types of non-deals this year as well, just like they are every year.

Here are 40 of the hottest trade rumors. The title will be the rumor itself, and I'll note whether I find it to be fact or fiction that the event will occur or, for that matter, will have a chance to occur.

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