Playing Fact or Fiction with the Hottest MLB Rumors Early in 2013

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Playing Fact or Fiction with the Hottest MLB Rumors Early in 2013
Michael Bourn declined a qualifying offer from the Atlanta Braves in November, but could wind up re-signing. Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Just because information comes from "major league sources" doesn't mean it's accurate. This fact-or-fiction article examines the hottest MLB rumors and distinguishes developments from pure speculation.

Everybody around baseball is getting anxious now that the calendar has flipped to 2013.

Too impatient for the offseason to run its course, reporters occasionally exaggerate meager findings. Meanwhile, team officials make prematurely definitive statements about potential transactions.

Bleacher Report does its best to straighten out this mess.

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