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Evan Longoria responds to false rumor

Posted on: December 29, 2011 5:34 pm
Edited on: December 29, 2011 5:36 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Ah, the perils of today's social media ...

Earlier this week, a person with the Twitter handle @MLBInsideNews tweeted that he heard Rays third baseman -- and face of the franchise -- Evan Longoria was "disgruntled" with the Rays' current situation and would welcome a trade. A follow-up tweet said the Rays were shopping Longoria.

Anyway, it wasn't really shocking -- at least not to me -- when Longoria texted Rays beat writer Marc Topkin the following message:

"I don't have any idea where that rumor came from! It's completely false. I've said from the start I love Tampa, I love the direction we are heading as a franchise and there is no better place for me to continue to grow as a player and person.''

While it's true that the Rays aren't able to spend a lot of money, it would have made more sense to say Longoria was disgruntled last offseason, when over $30 million of payroll was shed. Considering the Rays won the AL wild card, Longoria probably has no complaints. Or, as Michael Scott might say, Longoria is likely perfectly gruntled.

For whatever it's worth, @MLBInsideNews has tweeted an apology to Longoria and the Rays about his "false rumor" and notes he won't trust this "source" anymore.

Oh, and late Wednesday night, that same account tweeted that Matt Garza would be traded sometime Thursday. While it's entirely possible this guy has some sources, we just don't have any way of knowing the level of credibility. Just be careful what you believe.

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Comments

Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: December 30, 2011 10:56 pm
 

Evan Longoria responds to false rumor

Garza will be traded, it is just a matter of timing.  No sources is usually par for the course, but no specific info (i.e. "Thursday") should have been given as well. 


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Since: Dec 30, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 11:30 am
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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2011 10:54 am
 

Evan Longoria responds to false rumor

I'm not so sure that source wasn't right..... who knows?  Of course if something that wasn't supposed to leak out to the public did, Longoria wouldn't exactly own up to it and admit publicly he wants to leave Tampa.

I'm not saying he wants to leave... just saying nobody can really say for sure. 



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: December 30, 2011 12:00 am
 

Evan Longoria responds to false rumor

Yeah Matt Garza is going to be traded to the Marlins next Thursday for Christ Volstad, Sean West, and a player to be named later.
If the Cubs trade Garza that I hope we get good talent in return, I have look at Volstad and West stats and I am not impressed.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2011 6:03 pm
 

Evan Longoria responds to false rumor

Yeah Matt Garza is going to be traded to the Marlins next Thursday for Christ Volstad, Sean West, and a player to be named later.


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