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Rumors and speculation are expected during the final days of the trade deadline. A collective effort to fool a player into thinking he was traded, however, is a bit more unconventional.
While names and teams were being thrown around late Tuesday night, one Phillies fan took it upon himself to start a movement convincing San Francisco Giants outfielder, Hunter Pence, that he was traded to the Red Sox.
The tweets gained enough traction to eventually force the former Phillies outfielder to address the completely false reports.
Check out the tweets below.
Ok, 1130pm we all start tweeting Hunter Pence to congratulate him on the trade to Boston.— (@FanSince09) July 31, 2013
The Red Sox put together an impressive #package together for @hunterpence. Have fun at #PeskyPole!— M̶i̶k̶e̶ ̶M̶e̶e̶c̶h̶ (@meechone) July 31, 2013
Congrats to @hunterpence on being traded to the Red Sox! #bahsten— Jason Hellmann (@JasonHellmann) July 31, 2013
Pretty good try everyone...kinda cruel, but well played.— ...
BEST OF MAXIM
At last season's trade deadline, Hunter Pence was traded from Philadelphia to San Francisco, and promptly helped the Giants win the World Series. But this season, the Giants stink. So was another trade in the works?
Officially, no. Pence stayed put in San Francisco. But that didn't stop pranksters from tweeting out he was headed to Boston. And their efforts were rewarded...
While the San Francisco Giants are still mulling whether or not to trade free agents-to-be Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum, Joel Sherman of The New York Post reports that the team will "definitely move" left-handed reliever Javier Lopez.
Ever since it was reported that the Giants are willing to listen on their veteran players that are set to hit the open market following...
Javier Lopez – Photo by Marko Realmonte (GiantsInTheYard.com)
Today is the non-waiver trade deadline (1 pm Pacific Time). The rumors continue to swirl, and there’s just a couple of hours left till most players can start to relax. I’m sure it can’t feel great to know that you could be on the move, and not even sure where that place even is.
Outfielder Hunter Pence met...
Few players were more strongly associated with the San Francisco Giants over the past several seasons than Brian Wilson. The oddball closer was drafted by the organization in 2003 and was a member of the team’s bullpen from 2006-2012. He reached three All-Star Games and led the league in saves in 2010. He was on [...]
THE BEARD IS BACK!
The Los Angeles Dodgers reportedly have signed former Giants closer Brian Wilson, who hasn't thrown a big league pitch since April 12, 2012.
It’s official, the Beard has signed with the Dodgers. Wilson, 31, became a symbol of silly during the San Francisco Giants 2010 World Series run, regularly entertaining us with his antics, interviews, and choice outfits.
Wilson has been sidelined since 2012 following Tommy John surgery and is believed to be back to full-strength after working out for the Giants, Pirates, Dodgers...
The Dodgers made a bold move to strengthen their bullpen Tuesday, signing former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson to a minor-league contract, according to several online reports.
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Welcome to the new business paradigm of Major League Baseball ownership, which was proudly on full display at the 2013 trade deadline.
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Chad Gaudin threw seven sharp innings, Brett Pill and Brandon Crawford hit homers, and the San Francisco Giants snapped a five-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
Neither team made a move as the non-waiver trade deadline passed, a surprise considering both clubs are going nowhere.
The defending World Series champion Giants are last...
Episode 109: Standing Pat, With Beer
In the hundred-and-ninth episode, Thomas and Danny talk with FanGraph’s Eno Sarris about the Giants inactivity at the trade deadline, the presumptive 2014 Giants roster, potential free agents, and beer. Lots of beer.
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Nelson Cruz and Lance Berkman were counted upon to be key bats in helping to compensate the losses of Mike Napoli and Josh Hamilton. Add A.J. Pierzynski on a one year deal along with the emergence of Jurickson Profar, and Texas was supposed to be all set.
Cruz, has performed admirably, staying healthy and posting 24HR, 71 RBI and a .329 OBP, performing every bit as a suitable middle...
According to Bob Nightengale, the Dodgers have emerged as the front runners to sign free agent Brian Wilson. The feedback from Dodger fans across the internet have this potential signing landing with mixed reviews. Rightfully so. Dodger fans have despised Brian Wilson for years, suddenly he is going to don the Dodger blue? His talent is undeniable, his track record speaks for itself...
Isn’t that beard something?
Anyways, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers, have signed former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson. Wilson is coming off Tommy John surgery last April.
Brian Wilson is the newest member of #Dodgers and will be setup man
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 30, 2013
Brian Wilson will go on minor league...
Philadelphia Phillies (50-57) vs San Francisco Giants (47-59)
Cole Hamels (4-13, 4.09) vs Matt Cain (6-6, 4.79 ERA)
Time: 7:05 Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 79, storms possible
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies still have a chance to win their three game series with the Giants on Thursday in a rubber match that features two very good but underperforming...