A pair of Blue Jays trade rumors to squelch before they gain any traction

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With just under seven weeks to go before the Aug. 1 MLB trade deadline, speculation is only going to start increasing around the league about potential targets and moves. This will be no different for the Blue Jays.

Last year's deadline was perceived as a disappointment to many for the Blue Jays. And this was without the benefit of hindsight where, if the team could have done things differently, they would certainly have steered clear of Anthony Bass and Mitch White.

There are no guarantees that this year will be any better. Regardless, at least the speculation will be interesting, whether it be legitimate or not - in other words, crazy season is upon us.

What's interesting is that the Blue Jays will undoubtedly be buyers, as they aim to strengthen their roster for a push at World Series glory. And yet, there will still be speculation about them selling, for one reason or another.

Along these lines, there are at least a couple of major Blue Jays who are already being included in trade rumor rumblings, who in reality won't be going anywhere. Here is a look at why neither player will be moved:

NB - All statistics up to and including June 15