To quote one of the greatest Presidents in the history of the United States of America, "The buck stops here." Harry S. Truman knew a thing or two about connecting with the American people, telling the situation like it was and putting an end to the outlandish rumors widely circulated during the time period.
While baseball certainly can't measure up to the scale of importance of the issues that Roosevelt faced, fans spend most of the offseason facing the same sort of speculation. With obvious holes to fix and money to spend, the Philadelphia Phillies have become one of those teams vulnerable to absurd speculation.
The Phillies are looking for an offensive upgrade at third base. That doesn't mean that they'll be bringing Albert Pujols to town because he's spent some time at the hot corner in the past. That rumored contract eclipsing $200 million would have the Phillies shaking in their boots.
This slideshow will look to dispel some of those crazy rumors, listing the top 25 free agents that the Phillies will have minimal interest in bringing to Philadelphia.