MLB Rumors: Finding 7 Nuggets of Truth Among the Wild Chatter

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MLB Rumors: Finding 7 Nuggets of Truth Among the Wild Chatter
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A prestigious MLB team is supposedly interested in signing free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn, but a deal is unlikely to materialize.

With the MLB offseason rumor mill in full swing, it's difficult to decipher the credible reports from mere speculation.

For all the by-the-second updates on every free agent and possible trade scenario, we're often all left scratching our heads at a last-minute surprise that nobody saw coming.

The New York Mets went from targeting J.P. Arencibia and Anthony Gose for R.A. Dickey to snatching Travis D'Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard.

Many quickly wrote off the notion of the Kansas City Royals dealing top prospect Wil Myers, but then they traded him and Jake Odorizzi to go all in on their playoff aspirations.

And yet again, the Los Angeles Angels swooped in from nowhere to sign the top free-agent batter. Things change fast.

Throughout all the offseason chaos, here are six happenings with a highly probably chance of occurring, along with one promising trend unfolding so far. Nothing is 100 percent, and some of these calls assume that logic will prevail, but here are some of the safer predictions that should come to fruition.

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