First, the team contacts the player, PLAYER X, that they most covet:
After PLAYER X responds in the affirmative, the team raises the stakes.
Before they can respond however, Ken Rosenthal, sitting in the back of the class, has witnessed something going on. He then sends his own note:
The player then responds:
Which leads Rosenthal to tweet:
And thus, the offseason rumor has been born.