This offseason has been particularly busy. But the winter meetings have traditionally been the greatest vehicle for wheeling and dealing.

To date, only a few trades have gone down, with the three-way deal between the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels being the most significant. According to’s Steve Gilbert, Mark Trumbo will head to the Diamondbacks, Adam Eaton to the White Sox and Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs to the Angels.

With all the swirling rumors and ample time left in the winter meetings, several more free-agent signings and trades could go down. Yet not all of the latest rumors are necessarily beneficial for the involved teams.

Read on to see all the hot MLB rumors the linked teams should avoid at all costs.


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