Texas Rangers rumor of the night...David Murphy is supposedly close to a deal with the Cleveland Indians, according to folks on Twitter who, apparently, learned the news with Murphy's daughter told her teachers at school (or day care). The relevant tweets:
All I can commit to is someone claiming to have heard from Murphy told me that he is signing with Cleveland. Do with that what you wish.— Jamie Kelly (@JamieSportsTalk) November 20, 2013
David Murphy informed his daughter's daycare that he is signing with the Indians. This is, again, per my source close to the situation.— Jamie Kelly (@JamieSportsTalk) November 20, 2013
Source @MattMcClelland says that Murphy's daughter told her teachers that her dad would be an Indian, and David confirmed it today.— Jamie Kelly (@JamieSportsTalk) November 20, 2013
Source (on Murphy deal): Will be a 2-year deal + either an option or a full extra year.— Cover The Bases (@CoverTheBases) November 20, 2013
The Cover The Bases person says in their Twitter bio that he/she is 12 years old. So we've got a couple of people with a scoop from a day care, which is being confirmed by a 12 year old.
We shall see if this is one of the great moments of Twitter, or another false alarm.
UPDATE -- Evan Grant is reporting that, per a source, Murphy is close to a two year deal worth more than $10 million.