Ken Rosenthal predicted the exact Chris Archer to Pirates trade two years ago
After spending his entire seven-year career with the Rays, Chris Archer has been dealt to the Pirates for outfielder Austin Meadows, right-hander Tyler Glasnow and a player to be named later. The Rays now, ostensibly, have zero starting pitchers.
With all the wheeling and dealing that happened before the 4 p.m. ET non-waiver Trade Deadline on Tuesday, it's tough to tell if MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the move but -- oh, wait. Nevermind. He was the first. He predicted the exact trade two years ago (besides the PTBNL):
Two years ago, @Ken_Rosenthal reported that it would cost the Pirates Austin Meadows and Tyler Glasnow to acquire... Chris Archer. And that's exactly what happened today. https://t.co/IP6eWtmrTO pic.twitter.com/R7OngZMetj- Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) July 31, 2018
Yes, that MLB Trade Rumors article is dated from July 2016. Please teach us your magical ways, Ken Rosenthal.