Yoenis Cespedes, who, after being traded to the New York Mets, helped jumpstart a stagnant offense that made it all the way to the World Series, is the most prized possession left on the MLB free agent list. It’s actually shocking that he hasn’t yet signed with a team, especially when considering he had a career year in 2015.
With rumors starting to swirl that the Cuban slugger may finally be ready to sign somewhere, there was an interesting report on the fantasy sports news website Rotoworld.com recently, citing that Cespedes would be signing a deal with the Washington Nationals—with the source being, allegedly, some random ass chick from Tinder.
No joke, if you’re like me, you probably just did a double take and thought it didn’t actually say Tinder, which, you know, EVERY single bro has on their phone for “meeting” chicks around them.
But then this ridiculous idea seemed to gather some steam, with it being tweeted out by some, possibly fake, dude named Charlie Burkowitz:
Of course, unless you’re a fucking moron, you just take things at face value and think that some dude/girl with a Twitter account by the name of Charlie Burkowitz with just 77 Followers would be reporting something of this magnitude. Don’t be like that, bros.
While it’d be one of the funniest (and not all that far-fetched) ways of a pro athlete to be outed about his future plans, to answer the simple question of did someone on Tinder really break the news that Cespedes would/will be signing with the Nationals, the answer is no.
This might not be a hoax as solidly executed as the one with Manti Te’o and the fake girlfriend, but it’s a reminder that you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the Internet.
As a side note, according to a reputable source—Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal—Cespedes is debating between a deal with Washington or New York—but I’m almost certain his insider info isn’t coming from a rando broad on Tinder.
Meanwhile, just take a look at the Twitter chain from Mets fans who are anxiously and rudely awaiting the outfielder to rejoin them.