Hi everyone, Tim here. I’ve been out today preparing for my wedding, but popped in just now to see some rumor-related confusion.
As you know, Jeff Sackmann is covering this site for me while I’m gone for the next week or so. Jeff’s done a fine job so far and has posted informative info.
However, it appears that today some false radio reports made their way onto the site. I’m not sure exactly how it all happened, as Jeff was going on the word of some trusted friends.
In my experience it’s pretty easy for a rumor to get lost in translation or even made up as it gets passed along, kind of like a game of telephone. I only have a few guys I will listen to for the ever-present "radio rumors" as these are the toughest to confirm. We will probably stick to links and not radio reports for the next few weeks here.
I apologize for the error. Echoing what Matt Cerrone at MetsBlog said today…we can’t listen to all the radio stations or Buster Olney spots ourselves, so there is a certain level of trust when reporting them. However, this is the Internet, so one has to be 100% confident before posting. We regret the mistake here at MLBTradeRumors.