Trade deadline Rumblings

It might be early. But right now, the nominees for the prospective All-Rumor Central team in this July's trade circus look as if they might give new meaning to the "dead" in deadline.

Just try to pick out this year's Carlos Beltran, this year's Bartolo Colon, this year's July difference maker. Good luck finding him.

"I don't know if that guy is there this year," one assistant general manager says. "Maybe it's Aubrey Huff. I know that's not a sexy name, because you don't get much defense out of him. But stack up his numbers from the last couple of years. They stack up against just about anybody's."