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UPDATE: The Halladay-Mets rumor was bogus

Keith Law and others are now reporting that the whole Halladay-offered-to-the-Mets rumor that SI’s Jon Heyman was peddling last night is bogus.

It makes one wonder if Omar Minaya -- who is very clearly Jon Heyman’s source with respect to other stuff -- just made it up and gave it to Heyman in order to deflect criticism for not doing anything proactive to fix the team. Sort of a “hey, I could go get Halladay if I wanted to right now, but the Jays are asking for too much,” kind of statement. Though, as I said earlier today, I don’t think that would be asking too much.

Anyway, the Mets-Halladay rumor being bogus makes way more sense than any of the specifics of the rumor itself does. It also illustrates just how nuts rumor season can be. At times like these I just do what Lou Reed said to do: Don’t believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.