Found December 05, 2013 on The Nosebleeds:
PLAYERS: Cody Ransom
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
Jesse Rogers, ESPN beat reporter for the Chicago Cubs, sent out the tweet below on Wednesday in regards to rumors of a new posting system in Major League Baseball this offseason. One of the rumors going around is that if teams tied for the highest bid, the team with the lowest winning percentage the season prior would win the bid. Talk about tanking in Sept when you know there is a stud Japanese player on the get No . 1 pick in draft AND first dibs on Japan — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) December 4, 2013 Basically, what Rogers suggested is that the Cubs should have tanked on purpose so that they would have had a better shot to winning bidding wars on prized import free agents, as well as a better draft pick next year. To tank, he suggested they Cubs would have played backup infielder Cody Ransom every day. Unfortunately for Rogers, Ransom caught wind of the tweet and, as you can imagine, he wasn’t too pleased. Yes, it was a cheap shot. And no, Rogers didn’t have the balls to stand behind it. This was his response to Ransom: @ransom_cody wanted to make sure this was you, Cody. My apologies. Bad joke. Was looking for a random name and used you.Again, my apologies — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) December 4, 2013 Yikes. That’s quite the way to blackball yourself as a beat reporter, Rogers. I’m going to go ahead and assume he won’t be getting many quotes or scoops from Ransom next season…or ever. The post ESPN reporter gets blasted by Cubs infielder after insulting him on Twitter appeared first on The Nosebleeds.

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