MLB Trade Rumors: Fact or Fiction with the Latest Deadline Talk

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MLB Trade Rumors: Fact or Fiction with the Latest Deadline Talk
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Would the Giants really move Tim Lincecum before July 31?

After the All-Star Game, Major League Baseball can get back to business as usual. The next big date on the calendar is July 31, the non-waiver trade deadline that can be the best and worst time for both fans and franchises. 

So many rumors are going to be floated out there by teams and agents to keep the asking price going up, up, up. As we know all too well, virtually everything that we hear up through the deadline turns out to be garbage. 

But from time to time, when a team is really inclined to make a push for the postseason, one of those rumors turns out to be true. These can be moves that completely change the landscape of the playoff race, like Cliff Lee going to Texas three years ago. Other times the moves won't mean all that much. 

Still, given our fascination with the potential trade partners and names on the move, we are going to play a game of "Fact or Fiction" with the latest batch of rumors floating around this deadline season. 

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