Maybe I’m in the minority here but the last few years have taught me one thing about social media – it allows teams, agents, and players to get whatever message they want sent to the masses to benefit themselves first.
How many times have we heard “player X” could be traded? Or “team offered X to player”, or a player is looking for “X” in a contract?
I have learned that things like “Rumor Central” on ESPN are more about taking a shot in the dark than reporting news. Think about the trade deadline, you see pages and pages of “players who will be traded,” and then what happens? A small percentage get dealt, and in some cases, to a team not even listed as “Interested.”
And them bam, Cliff Lee is a Phillie and Adrian Gonzalez is a Dodger and we still do not have David Wright signed. Lee and AGone’s transactions weren’t reported well ahead of time, they were reported as the news broke. Nobody had the “source” that the Dodgers could add Adrian Gonzalez and all of Boston’s dir