Baseball's trade deadline is about a month away, and that means it's time for the rumor mill to get to work. While trade-season speculation can sometimes inform us about what teams intend to do, often it serves as little more than entertainment.

To wit, consider what Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Thursday:

The San Diego Padres, still seeking their shortstop of the future, and are said to have asked the New York Yankees about top prospect Gleyber Torres.

Heyman also noted the Yankees could have interest in Brad Hand and Yangervis Solarte, among other potentially available Padres players. But let's focus on the Torres part here, because duh.