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MLB trade rumors you simply can't trust

Originally Published: July 27, 2011
By Jim Caple | Page 2

The July 31 trade deadline is a lot like the Christmas shopping season. By that, I mean every year the rumors start earlier and earlier and are hyped more and more. Yet you're ultimately disappointed by what your team receives, and the very next day the rumors start raging over the Aug. 31 deadline.

For all the stories, chats, tweets and nonstop hyperbole, though, the trade rumors are as rarely consummated as the sexual fantasies of my youth. And those that are completed seldom make ...

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