11:42:21 CST, 6/15/2013: Do a Google search for: Mark Appel.
11:42:23 CST, 6/15/2013: Note top result is a column called “Astros Close To Signing Top Pick Mark Appel.”
11:42:25 CST, 6/15/2013: Think to self, huh, must be some news. Click on link.
11:42:28, 6/15/2013: Read duration of short internet post by Matt Snyder, Baseball Writer, CBS Sports dot com.
11:44:01, 6/15/2013: Re-read column, certain I’ve mis-read something. Extra careful this time, taking almost four minutes to read.
11:47:51 CST, 6/15/2013: Still rolling over in my head the last two paragraphs:
“I’m hopeful we can move quickly once we start (the) dialogue, but there is no time frame yet,” (Astros General Manager Jeff) Luhnow told MLB.com (with a link over “told MLB.com”)
News of Appel being close to a deal was first reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. (with a link over “Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports).
It seems Matt Snyder, Baseball Writer wrote a bullshit headline that contradicts the Luhnow quote and that there is zero information, just speculation, with a blog post title passed off as news: Appel. Astros. Close. But fuck it, I’ll bite.