Trade season is upon us, and while the Boston Red Sox have been the most aggressive team thus far, swinging deals for a starting pitcher (Drew Pomeranz) and reliever (Brad Ziegler) in recent weeks, the rest of baseball is sure to catch up in no time.

After all, the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline will be here before you know it. Considering how quickly the All-Star break seemed to arrive, the 11 shopping days that teams have left will pass in the blink of an eye.

That doesn’t leave much time to answer some burning questions.

Is a top prospect really untouchable? Will a recent trade preclude a contender from swinging another deal? Will an internal power struggle cost a team the chance to retool on the fly?

We’ll hit on all that and more in this week’s edition of fact or fiction. 

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