Originally Posted by Benihana
A little early for the trade deadline, no? We're still more than a month out..
If you wanted just "trade rumors" that probably makes more sense. I guess it's just semantics.
I do not think it is too early.
July 7, 2008: Milwaukee Brewers acquire C.C. Sabathia from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Matt LaPorta, Michael Brantley, Rob Bryson, and Zach Jackson
July 8, 2008: Oakland Athletics trade Rich Harden with Chad Gaudin to the Chicago Cubs for Josh Donaldson, Sean Gallagher, Matt Murton, and Eric Patterson
June 21, 1989: Oakland Athletics acquire Rickey Henderson from the New York Yankees in exchange for Greg Cadaret, Eric Plunk, and Luis Polonia
July 5, 1987: San Francisco Giants trade Chris Brown, Keith Comstock, Mark Grant and Mark Davis to the San Diego Padres for Dave Dravecky, Kevin Mitchell and Craig Lefferts
I am sure there are a bunch more, but I consider all of July "trade deadline month" and there rumors are already starting to increase.