It’s been an odd offseason in Major League Baseball for sure, one that saw the New York Yankees spend nearly half a billion dollars, yet get outbid by the Seattle Mariners for Robinson Cano.

After watching the saga of Kyle Lohse last winter, when he didn’t sign with the Milwaukee Brewers until a week before the regular season began, we can no longer say that it’s surprising to see a high-profile free agent remain unsigned as Opening Day draws near.

We can, however, say that it’s surprising when there are multiple, high-profile free agents still available, which is the situation that Major League Baseball finds itself in on the eve of the exhibition season getting underway.

The plethora of impact talent still available has kept the rumor mill active, and it provides us with another opportunity to play Fact or Fiction with the hottest rumors out there.


*Unless otherwise noted, all statistics courtesy of FanGraphs

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