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Here we go again with ESPN

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by txscoop, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. txscoop

    txscoop Member


    What happened to the days when you had to have at least two credible sources to run a story?

    ESPN is just a rumor mill.
  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Member

    Normally I'd agree with you, but Buster Olney has earned the right to speculate a bit. i don't think he'd run it without having several sources. He just didn't name the other ones, but I'm assuming Colletti or someone in the Dodgers' front office told him he was on the right track. I don't think he'd run something just based on what an agent said.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Wouldn't this piss you off if you were the Yankees? Or is Girardi just covering himself, "pulling out of consideration" before they offer the job to Donnie Baseball?
  4. thebiglead

    thebiglead Member

    Not that you have to, but I'd love to hear a further explanation on this. Is it time spent working that 'earns you the right to speculate a bit.' Is it scoops?
    And who else has earned this right?
  5. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    I'd say so. And I'd say Peter Gammons has certainly earned this right. With the way he speculates, the way he gets in there during the trade deadline, I'd almost be surprised if some general managers didn't call him personally for information or use him as some kind of middle man.

    That guy is almost always 100% correct.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Where does is say Girardi is "pulling out of consideration?"

    In fact it says if he doesn't get the Yankees job there might be an opportunity with the Dodgers

  7. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    I believe I remember reading in Moneyball Billy Beane would call Gammons on deadline day to see what he was hearing other teams were offering for players he was interested in.
  8. thebiglead

    thebiglead Member

    What about in regards to NBA and NFL rumors? Who has 'earned' the right to speculate?
  9. txscoop

    txscoop Member

    I don't think anyone deserves the right to speculate and put it in print. I was always taught you need at least 2 sources.
  10. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    I'm going to respectfully suggest that in all cases the answer - first and foremost - is apt to involve people who do their work using their real names. Crazy!
  11. thebiglead

    thebiglead Member

    Got it. Thanks, amigo. That clears everything up.
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