Q: On the Colby Rasmus rumors:
A: “I’m not going to get into who we’re talking to or what sort of deals are out there for us, but that, as reported, is incorrect. Here’s the deal: you can virtually speak to most of the teams with impact players at any given time where there’s any kind of trade talk, and you can put us in a room because we are constantly, aggressively asking how we can acquire an impact player to help our situation. It’s easy to get it wrong, too. Generally, the things you’re hearing in public too loudly, don’t usually happen for us. Seems like the things that we’re able to get done, we get done and make the announcement.”
Ken Williams translation key: When KW adds the “as reported” into his denials, the mettle of the rumor is true.
Maybe the Thornton part is incorrect? :-)
UPDATE: Video from CSN (1:46).