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Is John Lackey taking a physical for the Red Sox?

Dec 14, 2009, 12:01 PM EDT

I put this in the form of a question, because the very guy tweeting qualifies it. It’s FanHouse’s Ed Price who is tweeting the Lackey-Sox rumor, but his own tweet says he’s “Working to confirm.”  Price is a nice fellow, but he’s been a bit quick on the draw before. Such as last week when he tweeted that the Mets had acquired Edwin Jackson, when they most certainly did not.

Who knows if this has any legs?

Here’s a take I can get on board with: From Tim Dierkes at MLB Trade Rumors, talking directly to Price about whether it’s right and proper to tweet this sort of thing as news when the story isn’t even confirmed yet: “Glad you trust the source…but Twitter is the web…I think it should have the same standard reqs that a FanHouse story does.”

UPDATE:  Now ESPN is reporting it too.

  1. James - Dec 14, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    It’s hard to give any credibility to something simply because it’s “twitter-worthy.” I agree that certain standards should apply to this stuff. It’s actually kind of irritating to have to read rumors that more than likely have no legs, what-so-ever. If this pans out to be false, I’ll be sure to blast Ed Price.

  2. jeff - Dec 14, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Hell – take away the rumors and no media source has any legs. How many times on this very site have you read a story and only briefly 3/4 way through the thing does it mention what it was in its title that attracted your attention? And then a couple hours later you find a supposedly updated story that just has a new title and different pic? These shmo’s are all just selling their page-filler kitsch.

  3. Arendell - Dec 14, 2009 at 4:13 PM

    J-Lackey a Sox?? Soon.. MMM. ok a lot of money for a #3 or 4 pitcher in this rotation. Beckett Lester(L),Bukholtz, Dice-K, Wake.
    OK so he is protection vs Wake or Dice-k getting hurt again. Ya he would be nice in that mix, were ever he throws

  4. Luetta Stoutenger - Feb 7, 2010 at 7:40 PM

    I use to submit my Twitter to like 400 places

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