Any time you put baseball's most prominent front office executives, owners, agents and free agents under the same roof, you can expect a storm of rumors—some believable, some not so much—to be tossed about the Internet like a rag doll.
Welcome to Major League Baseball's winter meetings.
The Philadelphia Phillies arrived in Nashville, Tennessee this week—site of baseball's winter meetings—with not a single need scratched off of their to-do list. Normally, that would be troublesome, but this is a deep free-agent market as far as they are concerned.
With Michael Bourn, Angel Pagan, Josh Hamilton and Shane Victorino still on the market, the Phillies are confident they can find a center fielder. Could Kevin Youkilis play third base? Will the Phillies find their setup man on the open market or attempt to swing another trade?
These are all questions that could be answered this week, so with that in mind, what better time to update you on the "fact or fiction" of all the latest rumors surrounding the Phillies?