It's that time of year, folks. The MLB offseason is officially underway, and with that, comes the fake MLB insider/reporter accounts on X, formerly known as Twitter.
The latest is a fake Jon Morosi account that suggests the Tigers are the favorite to land KBO star Jung-Hoo Lee, who is expected to be posted to MLB teams later this month.
Even though blue checkmarks aren't a thing anymore unless you pay for it, it's still pretty easy to tell that this is a fake account. For one, Morosi's last name is spelled wrong in the handle. That's the biggest giveaway.
The other requires you to actually click on the profile. As of this writing, the account has 10 followers. The real Jon Morosi has over 458,000. Yeah, this is a pretty clear fake account.
Lee is a 25-year-old left-handed hitting outfielder. We discussed him last week in a piece where we pleaded the Tigers to be in on the top international talent this offseason. Lee would definitely qualify as one of the top international free agents available.
He's walked more than he's struck out in his career. He has slashed .340/.407/.491 in seven years in the KBO. He'd be a great fit in Detroit.
However, this report is definitely fake. That doesn't necessarily mean the Tigers won't pursue Lee, but please don't take any stock into this tweet.
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