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Sources: There’s a strong belief that free agent right-hander Alex Cobb is nearing a deal. The team most believe the favorite: The Baltimore Orioles. Cobb has continued to push for a multiyear deal rather than signing the one-year deal some of his contemporaries chose.

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Just now, ScGO's said:

Passan is a columnist at Yahoo Sports.  Seems mainstream enough? Credibility rating on this guy?

He’s one of the best in business.

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1 minute ago, ScGO's said:

Passan is a columnist at Yahoo Sports.  Seems mainstream enough? Credibility rating on this guy?

Passan is legitimate.  Great writer (read "The Arm").  Hoping this is accurate.

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7 minutes ago, Greg said:

Sources: There’s a strong belief that free agent right-hander Alex Cobb is nearing a deal. The team most believe the favorite: The Baltimore Orioles. Cobb has continued to push for a multiyear deal rather than signing the one-year deal some of his contemporaries chose.

My childhood friend who USED to work for the O's claims he is pretty sure that they are signing him, though the medicals may be a concern.  I have hesitated to say this bc I don't want to look foolish.

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Just now, Greg said:

He’s one of the best in business.

Well, that gives me a happy feeling in my tummy then.

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2 minutes ago, ScGO's said:

Passan is a columnist at Yahoo Sports.  Seems mainstream enough? Credibility rating on this guy?

Normally I’d say Passan is highly credible.   But “there’s a strong belief” that Cobb is nearing a deal?     A “strong belief” by who?   And again, “most believe” the Orioles to be the favorite?    Most of who?   This seems to be purely unsourced rumor.

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Just now, Frobby said:

Normally I’d say Passan is highly credible.   But “there’s a strong belief” that Cobb is nearing a deal?     A “strong belief” by who?   And again, “most believe” the Orioles to be the favorite?    Most of who?   This seems to be purely unsourced rumor.

Agreed. It's no ringing endorsement.

2 minutes ago, ScGO's said:

How many years y'all thinking? I'd say three

 

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