As we hit the meat of June, trade rumors really start taking on a level of legitimacy.
Here are nine MLB trade rumors with such seriousness.
This is traditionally a time of year when teams go on runs, both good and bad, and the standings begin to take on some value. The contenders distance themselves from the pretenders and open even larger leads on the teams that plain stink.
As an interesting aside, I couldn't find a good, solid rumor on a big-name starting pitcher, a position that many a contending team (cough, the Yankees) would love to shore up heading into the playoff races of August and September.
So speculate on that development if you care to. In any event, here are nine trade rumors that have legs.