There is no rule in baseball—unwritten or otherwise—that precludes two teams from making a trade before Memorial Day. Lest we forget it was only last year that Atlanta and San Diego agreed to a seven-player swap involving All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel the night before Opening Day.

While the rumor mill is filled with more speculation than actual rumors at this point in the season, the chatter is starting to increase in volume. From perennial All-Stars to seasoned veterans, the rumor mill hasn’t been short on notable names making the rounds.

It’s only going to get louder in the coming weeks. Nobody would be surprised to see a trade or two completed as teams continue to try and separate themselves from the rest of the pack.

Keep in mind these proposed deals are only ideas and speculation. Unless otherwise noted, there’s no indication any of them have actually been discussed.

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