Players who have never made an appearance at MLB‘s All-Star Game need not apply, for our sights are set on the rumors and speculation surrounding some big names as the second week of baseball’s offseason rolls along.

Chatter like this is what makes the hot stove league as interesting and exciting as the actual on-field action during the regular season. The possibilities are endless, and fans of even the most downtrodden teams can dream of a big move (or two) that might thrust their favorite club back into the spotlight.

Speaking of the spotlight, can one of baseball’s best relievers turn his postseason performance into a nine-figure payday? Is the face of one franchise about to blend into the background with another? Could we see one of the game’s iconic figures be traded for the second time?

We’ll hit on all that and more in this week’s edition of “Fact or Fiction.”

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