Updated – 12:39 p.m.: 610 AM is talking about socks. Steve Popper cites two Mets sources as saying it’s false. David Lennon says, “not in 3-way, not in any way.” This one’s dead. Let’s move on.
Updated – 12:19 p.m.: Tim Haines, on PhillyBurbs.com, now attributes the report to WIP-AM 610, a Philly radio station. But nothing is on WIP-AM’s Web page. I’m tuning in to the station to see what’s up.
Updated – 12:12 p.m.: Sweeny Murti on WFAN spoke to a Mets official who vehemetly denied the rumor.
Congrats, PhillyBurbs. You just had you 15 minutes of fame.
Original Post: Here’s a short, quick blurb from PhillyBurbs.com (a conglomeration of a few Philly-area papers) that claims the Rays have traded Pat Burrell to the Cubs who then traded him to the Mets (via Retire31).
Former Phillies outfielder Pat Burrell has reportedly been swapped twice this morning, eventually landing with Phils division rival the New York Mets.
The Tampa Bay Rays traded the slugging left fielder to the Chicago Cubs then the Cubs dealt Burrell to the Mets. Names of other players involved in the deals were not immediately available.
Aside from the validity of the report, if the Mets end up with Burrell and consider him their guy for leftfield, something is seriously, seriously wrong.
But let’s be real about this. There is no story here. Not even an anonymous source. Come on, really? Even the best out there can make up a source.
This is the only story on this, anywhere and coming from a fairly unknown source. Take with a big grain of salt. Like, Citi Field big.
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