Beerleaguer is holding its weekly Monday Morning funeral following Sunday's sweep while getting set for its annual trade deadline traffic spike.
Breaking news: the Phillies have not made a deal. According to one report, from the global news outlet of record KPIX Sports / CBS 5 San Francisco, Hunter Pence is already in Giants uniform after the Phillies pulled off a late-night trade and shoved their right fielder onto a redeye flight to the Bay. That report was later denied by Giants vice president Bobby Evans, but not before the report was sent through a couple of high-pressure fire hoses, complete with the unverified and unchecked original, blubbing hedge and the inevitable headline rewrite. (I'm sure nobody's looking at the internets at 6:45 a.m.) Still, that doesn't mean the deal won't happen, again! And if it does, we at Beerleaguer vow our best to weed out fact from fiction while doing no actual reporting of our own.