Thursday night and in into Friday, social media was once ablaze again with another round of trade rumors involving Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.
Today I am not going to fan the flames and legitimize this current rumor because it does not deserve recognition. This is why I am not going to mention the source of the rumor or where the so-called destination of Arenado’s landing. However, I am going to give a public service announcement and give a big buyers beware.
We all know that living in today’s political climate that we must be very skeptical of what we read on social media and take the source of the information into consideration before jumping to any conclusions. The same goes for information we receive about the Colorado Rockies and Major League Baseball.
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I will admit, I was salivating over this particular juicy Arenado rumor. With all of the recent blockbuster trade moves right before the start of spring training, it seemed realistic that the Rockies might actually pull the trigger on a deal.
For a few moments, I was a believer that it was inevitable and was already thinking about what I was going to write about. Then I reviewed the source of the information and everything came back down to earth.
I, along with many other Rockies’ fans, have spent too much time getting worked up over social media rumors this winter that never panned out. Social media is a great place to get information but sometimes we all need to take a step back and think before we rush to judgment. You never know who is on the other side of the keyboard passing out information as if it is fact.
The Rockies will likely trade Nolan Arenado sometime this season, but until it is breaking news on whatever accredited news outlet you follow, don’t always believe it.