It’s definitely silly season when it comes to reports about top free agents. Earlier Friday, Grant Brisbee noted that the Cubs are supposedly the front-runners for Prince Fielder, except their new manager says the team hasn’t even talked to him.
Earlier today, I passed along a link to the New York Post report that the Blue Jays were the high bidder on Yu Darvish, possibly bidding as much as $50 million.
My report included a link to a tweet from Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and XM radio, which claimed to “cooberate” (he meant, of course, “corroborate”) the NY Post report.
However, clicking on the link to that specific tweet now gives you a page that says:
Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!
So Bowden deleted his tweet. Apparently.
All of this would tend to, um, corroborate my feeling that you can’t necessarily believe every breathless tweet or even major media report you see during the free-agent hunting season.
Instead, we have clearly reached silly season. Have a good weekend, and take tweets with as many grains of salt as you’d like.