"What are they saying?" Hill said. "I don't read any of that stuff. That's one good thing about not being involved in social media: I don't get updates."
Hill does, however, get text messages from friends.
"I do get a lot of text messages saying, 'Are you getting traded?'" Hill said. "I don't know; players are the last to know anyway."
Hill is under contract through 2016 and is owed $12 million in each of the next two seasons. Various rumors have had teams like the Blue Jays being interested. Hill and his wife have made Scottsdale, Ariz., their year-round residence and the thought of leaving the area is not a pleasant one for them.
"This is where we call home," Hill said. "I mean, why wouldn't I want to stay here? It's a great spot. Perfect-case scenario is to stay here all year, but I understand the business of it. But in a perfect world, it would be great to stay here and get back to the playoffs."