Great Moments in Trade Rumors: Phillies-Diamondbacks edition

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Yesterday Pedro Gomez of ESPN reported that the Diamondbacks and Phillies were discussing a Justin Upton for Cliff Lee trade:

It was almost immediately shot down by Ruben Amaro.  Later in the evening, Gomez explained the basis of his report:

 

If “it was discussed internally on one side” is what constitutes a trade rumor these days, the field of trade rumor reporting is about to get a lot more difficult. Certainly busier.