Continuing to echo through the hallways of the GM meetings in Dana Point are rumors about ESPN pundit Peter Gammons getting traded to Yahoo! Sports for Kevin Kaduk; Gammons would apparently pick up Kaduk's "Big League Stew" blog beat.
For Gammons, widely identified as the sole source of unyielding misinformation about a supposed Russell-Martin-for-Jason-Varitek trade, this would indeed be an ironic twist. Gammons, who has made no secret of his disdain for the Dodgers' role in the Manny Ramirez two-month rental deal (fully funded by his own Boston Red Sox team!), has looked to fuel the fire of trade rumors about a number of the Dodgers' young core of future all-stars, particularly Martin.
From an anonymous blogger writing about "Five baseball columnists we are watching to see if they end up on the trade market":
Peter Gammons. Some sports media officials have spread the word that Gammons will either be let go from ESPN altogether or traded to Yahoo! Sports, with a straight-up trade for Big League Stew editor Kevin Kaduk a possibility. Whether or not it actually happens will be somewhat interesting to see, but sites looking forward to pick up a three-time Sportswriter of the Year and future Baseball Hall of Famer would do a headfirst dive to get in on Gammons, who turns 65 in April 2009. I've also heard that the San Diego Union-Tribune is making a major push on Gammons and Bill Simmons.
Could the Gammons trade rumors be true? Stay tuned, sports (media) fans, as the hot stove league fires up this month.