Make Your Own Roundup: December 17

Friday, December 17 2004 @ 09:52 AM EST

Contributed by: Named For Hank

You know the drill.

To address something from yesterday's roundup thread:

No one is saying "don't post rumors". What we are saying is "Clearly identify rumors as rumors." With the three team blockbuster that hasn't yet happened from yesterday, the Newsday report clearly said that details were still being ironed out and that the agents and/or GMs contacted would not comment. Now, what does that sound like to you? When the people involved won't talk about it, it is unlikely to rate anywhere near "cement" on the Batter's Box Rumor Rating Scale. I'd put it closer to "bread", or maybe "toasted bread".

So, post the rumors you hear. Discuss the rumors. That's three quarters of the fun when you're talking about baseball in the winter. Just take the time to read the articles or listen to the broadcasts carefully and call them what they are.