The day in unsourced rumor mongering
Hey, how about a totally unsourced rumor from CBS Sportsline’s Scott Miller?
One fascinating rumor making the industry rounds has an investment group led by Microsoft executive and current Mariners minority owner Chris Larson and former Seattle GM Pat Gillick taking control of the Mariners sometime in the near future, with Gillick running the baseball operation and naming the new GM.
As the story goes, Hiroshi Yamauchi, retired head of the game company Nintendo, is looking to get out of the baseball business and is intent on selling his controlling share of the Mariners. Larson, it is said, wants to become the controlling owner.
I want Chris Larson to be the new controlling owner too. Miller does not offer quotes or denials of any kind from anyone vaguely involved, including unsourced confirmations or denials, which… well, you should be pretty skeptical.
But… Gillick? What? Gillick’s name came up in the GM rumors a while back, but — well, if something like this was afoot, I have to think the local Times and PI guys would have been able to scare something up. They’ll probably be left holding Miller’s bag, so to speak, trying to get confirmation or denials themselves now that this is all circulating.
But then, Miller’s arguing it’d be smart to move Ichiro so there’s that too.