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And now, your useless trade rumor of the day

82nd MLB All-Star Game

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 12: National League All-Star Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets stands on the field during the 82nd MLB All-Star Game at Chase Field on July 12, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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When it comes to trade rumor season I hate the game, not the player, but really, this one from Buster Olney gets me a bit miffed:

If the Brewers can scrape together package/prospects to get Carlos Beltran-like searching for nickels under couch cushions-- they’ll do it.

The Mets are on record saying that they will eat salary in a Beltran trade because, first and foremost, they want a top prospect. The Brewers are devoid of top prospects in what most people agree is the worst farm system in baseball.

I get that everyone loves trade rumors -- and I get that Twitter, which is where Buster floated this, makes thorough discussion difficult -- but if we aren’t giving these little tidbits at least a modicum of scrutiny, I don’t think they’re worth talking about.