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Longoria calls Twitter report 'completely false'

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08:26 AM ET 12.30 | Evan Longoria wanted to set the record straight. [Longoria] on Thursday firmly dismissed a Twitter report that he was "disgruntled" by the Rays financial situation and "would welcome" a trade. "I don't have any idea where that rumor came from! It's completely false," Longoria told the Times via text. "I've said from the start I love Tampa, I love the direction we are heading as a franchise and there is no better place for me to continue to grow as a player and person." The Twitter account @MLBInsideNews first reported Monday that Longoria was unhappy and has perpetuated the report throughout the week, citing the accuracy of its information on other MLB stories, such as Albert Pujols heading to the Angels.

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Evan Longoria, Icon Sports Evan Longoria, Icon Sports
December 30, 2011  08:57 AM ET

People who get their news from Twitter and Facebook are idiots.

December 30, 2011  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

People who get their news from Twitter and Facebook are idiots.

I'm glad you left out SI.com.

December 30, 2011  09:06 AM ET

The guy owns the town and he's been to playoffs 3 out of the last 4 seasons. I doubt he's complaining.

December 30, 2011  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The guy owns the town and he's been to playoffs 3 out of the last 4 seasons. I doubt he's complaining.

He's not getting enough bacon.

December 30, 2011  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I'm glad you left out SI.com.

haha. I figured I wouldn't publicly out myself as an idiot.

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December 30, 2011  11:49 AM ET

Apparently, Longoria is quite gruntled with Tampa.

December 30, 2011  11:50 AM ET

It was a twick or tweet.

December 30, 2011  04:03 PM ET

No doubt wishful thinking on the part of a Boston or New York writer, but Longoria is locked into a long term contract, he not going anywhere unless the Rays trade him and hell will freeze over before that will happen.

Nor is he likely to go to Boston or New York even when he becomes a free agent. The Carl Crawford experience has pretty much soured him on those two markets.

 
December 31, 2011  07:43 PM ET

Twit, Twit, you were caught, now we have to trade you to da Mets for David Wright, this will teach you to be ungrateful!!!

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