When the baseball slate begins on June 19, seven weeks will remain until the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. Between now and then, expect to see a dizzying array of rumors, speculation and day-to-day gossip regarding potential impact moves.
In a season with great parity, each potential victory could be the difference between a trip to October or empty seats and apathetic fans down the stretch of the season. For each individual general manger, the season has reached a critical point, and each of them must decide whether to buy, sell or stand pat.
As speculation flies, Bleacher Report is here to unearth the best rumors, dissect the ramifications and bring perspective to the season thus far.
Here is what you need to know about the latest rumors and banter around the game right now.
Unless otherwise noted, statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and FanGraphs and accurate entering play on June 19. All contract figures courtesy of Cot's Baseball Contracts. Roster projections via MLB Depth Charts.