The All-Star Game is here for those of us not interested in watching Robinson Cano, David Ortiz and Adrian Gonzales take batting practice on primetime, we have idle minds that need stimulation.
Thus, I bring you yet another article about trade rumors. Because just like porn and chicken wings, we just can't seem to get enough of them.
For this slideshow, I have assembled a list of the American League teams that have emerged as the contenders. My apologies to the fans of the Twins and Blue Jays (among others), but you didn't make the cut.
Once real baseball returns on Wednesday, the march to July 31st will begin. As the day approaches, the rumor mill will be churning out madness at a break-neck pace, so hopefully these analytical dalliances on the following slides set the table nicely.
Let the games begin.
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