Well, there's another fine Seattle Mariners rumor ruined by facts.
The Yankees, Tigers and Diamondbacks have reportedly pulled off the first major deal of the winter meetings, with Detroit moving outfielder Curtis Granderson and pitcher Edwin Jackson - two guys rumored for weeks to be headed for Seattle.
Instead, Jackson and pitcher Ian Kennedy wound up in Arizona, Detroit came away with statting pitcher Max Scherzer, centrer fielder Austin Jackson and relievers Daniel Schlereth and Phil Coke.
New York received center fielder Granderson, a switch-hitter with left-handed power and a contract tha will pay him about $27 million over the next three years.
If you believe what's been written, the Mariners either a) turned down the Tigers request for Brandon Morrow and Shawn Kelley for Jackson or b) offered those two pitchers and were turned down by Detroit.
Now, moot point. The Mariners are going about their business under their usual cone of secrecy, and the media is left to speculate at will. Today, Seattle has been linked again to Jason Bay, John Lackey, Darren Oliver and - eek - Jermaine Dye.
More rumors to be shot down, no doubt. Meanwhile, no announcement yet on the worst-kept secret signing in history: third baseman Chone Figgins.