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Holliday reports show how offseason rumors can vary wildly

Nov 16, 2009, 3:26 PM EDT

One of the many things that make offseason rumors so frustrating to follow is that even the most respected names in the baseball reporting business often vary wildly on what they’re reporting.
Today provides a good example, as Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com writes that “the Yankees, who need a left fielder, are interested” in Matt Holliday while Buster Olney of ESPN.com writes that the Yankees “are not interested in signing Holliday” because “corner outfield not a priority for them.”
Two completely contradictory reports about the exact same player coming from two well-sourced, highly respected national reporters on the very same day.
If you choose to believe Morosi, then it’s worth noting that his article about Holliday also suggests that he’s not particularly loyal to the Cardinals after spending just a few months in St. Louis and is likely to end up with an American League team. In fact, Morosi concludes his lengthy piece by writing: “I’m almost certain that means he will be playing left field for the Red Sox, Yankees, or Angels.”
Unless of course Olney’s report is actually the correct one, in which case … well, who knows?

  1. Old Gator - Nov 17, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    “Good evening, those are the headlines. Now the rumors behind the news.”
    ….Firesign Theater, Don’t Crush that Dwarf, Hand me the Pliers.”
    OR:
    (….Fox News on any given night.)

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