baseball by Matthew McKibben July 13, 2017
Adrian Wojnarowski is the first to break almost every NBA transaction. Adam Schefter serves the same role for NFL deals. But in MLB there is a new pair of scoopers in town: KatyPerrysBootyHole and wetbutt23.
Somehow the trade flew under the radar of the national media and these two Reddit users were the first to find out about the Chicago White Sox trading starter Jose Quintana across town to the Cubs for a haul of prospects.
Look out Maggie Haberman and Glenn Thrush, webutt23 and KatyPerrysBootyHole might be on their way to the White House.
Even Fox’s Ken Rosenthal and FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, two of baseball’s best reporters, were shocked by the trade:
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 13, 2017
Last night on Reddit’s r/whitesox board, KatyPerrysBootyHole wrote,
“Hey guys, take this with a grain of salt, but I heard from a friend who’s brothers friend works for the cubs (sounds like bullshit I know), that Q is going to the cubs in exchange for 4 players. Has anyone heard anything similar?”
Wetbutt23 then jumped in to say,
“I was just told that the trade was agreed to this morning. And the players were doing physicals and what not. Could have been before game, I am not 100% on the timeline of the physicals.”
Quintana has struggled so far this season, posting a 4-8 record and a 4.49 ERA, but since arriving on the South Side in 2012 he has been a front-end starter. Quintana was an All Star in 2016 and has recorded a sub-3.50 ERA every season since 2014.
The way the details of the trade broke were certainly unusual but the Cubs are praying it saves their season.