LADY AT THE BAT: The 2015 Trade Deadline: Some Rumors Ain't Worth A Damn

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The 2015 Trade Deadline: Some Rumors Ain't Worth A Damn

The Yankees' weakest link reared its ugly head last night, as Masahiro Tanaka failed to protect a 2-run lead, leading to a 5-2 loss to the Rangers. As I write this, there is still no word about whether or not the Yankees will make a deadline deal for a starting pitcher.

If you believe the rumors, the Rangers are about to make a HUGE deal for a starting pitcher: Cole Hamels. However, as we saw last night with the Mets' Wilmer Flores at Citi Field, some rumors ain't worth a damn.

Frankly, I am surprised that, in this social media age, something like this hasn't happened before. No one will ever forget it. Hopefully it doesn't happen to another player. Hopefully another player won't get "wilmered."

Of course, everyone's asking why Terry Collins didn't know about the trade, or lack thereof.  My guess is that the trade was nixed before the lineup card was made out. If that wasn't the case, then the Mets are even more dysfunctional than I thought.

One more day of deals and rumors of deals, folks. Hold on to your hats.

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