4 Rumored MLB Trades You Shouldn't Believe

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4 Rumored MLB Trades You Shouldn't Believe
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Trading Jonathan Papelbon would leave the Philadelphia Phillies looking for his replacement in a thin offseason closer's market.

I'll take a wild guess and say that about 98.32 percent of rumored trades between now and July 31 won't happen. In fact, a large percentage of those probably weren't even seriously discussed by the teams mentioned.

So while we were all seriously discussing how those players would fit on their new teams and speculating on which prospects were going to be part of the trade package, the general managers involved in the rumored deal were probably working on a deal that was completely under wraps and then surprised the heck out of everybody once it was announced. 

And despite being completely fooled year after year, those discussions among fellow baseball fans are what makes this one of the best times of the year to be a baseball fan.

You can't predict baseball on or off the field. Expect the unexpected. Just don't expect these four rumored trades to happen.     

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