Being a national contractor is hard. You’re stationed in one location and expected to cover 30 major league baseball teams. And it can be tough sometimes to find a subject to write about during the time period after the trade deadline.
Tigers and astros discussing deal that could send justin verlander to houston, though contract makes deal toughhttps://t.co/qxmRI1UYf9— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 15, 2017
A storyline that had been swirly since Verlander cleared waivers. But Heyman appeared be presenting the fact that the Astros and Tigers had rekindled talks after a slow start.
Not so fast.
Heyman quickly tweeted out that two teams hadn’t talked since last week and getting a deal done would be hard. Going as far as to say it would be a “long shot.”
Update on verlander,teams talked as recently as last week. But sources say they haven't spoken for a few days and Hou and det r still apart— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 15, 2017
So what can you take out of this series of tweets? Nothing apparently. But the Astros and Tigers did talk at some point this month.