This offseason is no different. As the Winter Meetings get closer (December 9-12), it's almost certain that the whispers surrounding the Angels will increase—eventually morphing into a media-driven roar.
Out of that chaotic guessing game and inside dish will come two summations: Not every rumor you hear or read about the Angels this offseason will be true. And not every rumor you hear or read about the Angels this offseason will be false.
Which is which and what is what? That's the difficult part.
Following the three-day General Manager Meetings in Orlando, Florida, Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto hinted that several of the Halos have drawn an interest around the MLB (per MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez). With that begins the basis of what players could go, what players will stay, why they are going or staying and which players we can expect to see welcomed as new Angels.
But therein also lies the opinions and possible false leads, too.
It can be overwhelming, no question. But so you won't find yourself feeling like a character in a Tom Clancy novel, never knowing who to trust, I have taken six Angels rumors, put on the detective hat and rendered them fact or fiction for you.