Welcome to the offseason! Tonight starts the greatest time of the offseason, when free agents can talk to teams but not sign until July 10. It’s the season where fans of every team can entertain illusions of getting better, landing choice players and hanging banners.
It’s also the time of year when everyone is going to be rumored to go everywhere, and for every “real” rumor there are 10 fake ones.
Each day during the offseason, we’ll have your back, separating the wheat from the chaff, the real from the unreal, the valid from the bogus. As we head into free agency, here are the top rumors and how much stock you should put into each.