The MLB offseason thus far has produced over two months of transactions totaling over $1 billion, and trades have significantly altered rosters and changed payrolls for many teams.
While the bulk of free agents have been signed, there are still several high profile names out there, including Prince Fielder, Roy Oswalt, Ryan Madson, Edwin Jackson and Carlos Pena.
Other MLB teams still have needs to fill as well, so for the next two months, until pitchers and catchers first report in mid-February, MLB general managers will still be scouting, evaluating and conversing with other teams about players that could possibly impact their rosters in the future.
Over the next week, Bleacher Report will report on the speculation and rumors surrounding the remaining free agents still unsigned, as well as on the various players rumored to be on the move.
Many of the rumors come from speculation, but in a world of instant news, each speculation can be looked upon as a rumor, and within mere seconds a player’s name that is linked to a trade becomes viral on the web. We will attempt to work through some of the more outrageous reports and focus on the news that makes some sort of sense.
In other words, don’t expect to see speculation about Prince Fielder being signed to a 15-year deal by the Tampa Bay Rays. Sorry folks, but that just isn’t happening.
Stay with us as we weed through the mountain of rumors to report what might actually happen.