ESPN's lack of journalistic credibility is such low hanging fruit places like sports by brooks can pick it....
They play fast and loose with sources, often could care less about accuracy, and have an MO of improperly attributing information to make it appear like they've actually reported a scoop.
Examples are easy to find if one cares to exert even the tiniest of efforts.
Maybe MLB will drop the hammer on players named above. Ill wait for a credible news agency to report it though. ESPN has earned the enmity.