According to sources, July 30—aka MLB Trade Deadline Eve—is annually littered with more rumors and speculations than any other day on the calendar. Making sense of the commotion often comes down to determining which portions of it actually make sense.
For example, virtually every team with a winning percentage above .450 has been mentioned as a possible landing spot for Jake Peavy. But in the end, he can only pitch for one team, and I'm convinced Oakland is where he'll spend August and September (and October?).
Trade rumors can change in the blink of an eye—or 40 winks in the case of the Tigers bullpen. When most of us went to bed on Sunday night, the latest rumor had the Tigers inquiring about Joe Nathan. Not long after we woke up, they had traded for Jose Veras.
As such, don't be surprised if some or all of these rumors have shifted winds within an hour of posting. However, as of 8:00 ET on Tuesday morning, these are the fact or fiction predictions for the latest MLB trade rumors.
Unless otherwise noted, all statistics are courtesy of Fangraphs.com and are accurate through the start of play on Monday, July 29.