Who is Jake Wesley?

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A supposed 14 year old with a Twitter account named Jake Wesley breaks the Hanley and Sandoval deals on the same day.
 
Who is this Banksy-meets-Batman mystery man of Hot Stove? And how awesome is it that national dweebs like Rosenthal and Cafardo have to take a break from being manipulated by agents to chase after the scoops of Kid Keyser Soze. 
 
Gotta be a seamhead Snowden, right? Either working at (or working with someone at) MLB's offices or legal department. Maybe the MLBPA? Who is this phantom?
 

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Dernells Casket n Flagon said:
He's everything Corsi ever aspired to be.
 
I can't wait to see the movie adaptation of the 2014-2015 offseason.  I hear F. Murray Abraham will give a tour-de-force performance as Corsi.
 

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Not sure on panda but he didn't break the Hanley news he just retweeted Chris Meola the guy who broke the Stanton deal.
 

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Cellar-Door said:
Not sure on panda but he didn't break the Hanley news he just retweeted Chris Meola the guy who broke the Stanton deal.
 
Meola is the marketing guy in Miami. So, he's awesome and shadowy too. 
 
Are these guys just getting lucky with pals in the right places, or is there a procedure during the free agency period -- such as the filing of paperwork with the league office, legal, etc. -- that would put someone in a position to WikiLeak this stuff?
 

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Monbo Jumbo said:
 
He scarfs Corsi's lunch. 
 
Excellent verb choice.
 
Jake, and the Jakes to come, are the future. Citizen journalism, based on knowing someone who knows something.
 
Heyman, Rosenthal, Olney and the rest are watching the skies for meteors.
 

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Cellar-Door said:
Not sure on panda but he didn't break the Hanley news he just retweeted Chris Meola the guy who broke the Stanton deal.
That's not quite true. He retweeted the Meola tweet then said he had independently confirmed the information with a second source and added specifics that turned out to be apparently true (that the framework of the deal was done and they were finalizing details).
 

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LeoCarrillo said:
I call Email hacker.
 
This is a solid theory, except that "Jake" seems to be enjoying crediting himself far too much. Wouldn't a hacker prefer to stay in the background?
 

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E5 Yaz said:
 
This is a solid theory, except that "Jake" seems to be enjoying crediting himself far too much. Wouldn't a hacker prefer to stay in the background?
Maybe he wants to take the pinch, get a juvie slap on the wrist and land a six-figure book deal.
 

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LeoCarrillo said:
Maybe he wants to take the pinch, get a juvie slap on the wrist and land a six-figure book deal.
Well to do that he'd have to make a rich snitch pitch.

Just trying to speak your language.
 

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I believe Wesley broke the Hanley news second, and then posted incorrect financials. Here's the guy who actually broke it tweeting at him - https://twitter.com/DfineNrmLC/status/536786919649468416
 
Wesley then stated that the Red Sox have signed Sandoval to a $102 million deal but we don't know if that was accurate yet either.
 

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I just asked him to come by and answer some questions for us. He said "DM me". I'm an idiot and I have no idea what that means. Any idea?
 

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Andrew said:
I just asked him to come by and answer some questions for us. He said "DM me". I'm an idiot and I have no idea what that means. Any idea?
It's like the sosh pm system. Follow him and once he follows you, you can send him a private messsage
 

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canderson said:
How can a 14 year old tweet all day0/night? School and all ...
Sometimes, there are more important things in life than education. Like breaking news before professional baseball writers.
 

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This kid must be an animal in prom season.
 
 
Kenny Ethier some interest in Ashley Sloan. No offer yet. Hearing he's holding out for a field hockey player.
 
Update: Sloan to Bryan Healy. Done. Part of larger shared-limo deal. Said she felt "disrespected" by Ethier. 
 

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LeoCarrillo said:
This kid must be an animal in prom season.
 
 
Kenny Ethier some interest in Ashley Sloan. No offer yet. Hearing he's holding out for a field hockey player.
 
Update: Sloan to Bryan Healy. Done. Part of larger shared-limo deal. Said she felt "disrespected" by Ethier. 
 
:bravo:
 
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Jake Wesley MLB ‏@mlb_nl_al  37s37 seconds ago
Proud to announce I will be live on the radio at 4:40ET. Thank you @985TheSportsHub for this opportunity! @Marc_Bertrand , thank you!
 
 
Jaysus... the poor kid is going to get Mazz'ed.
 

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LeoCarrillo said:
This kid must be an animal in prom season.
 
 
Kenny Ethier some interest in Ashley Sloan. No offer yet. Hearing he's holding out for a field hockey player.
 
Update: Sloan to Bryan Healy. Done. Part of larger shared-limo deal. Said she felt "disrespected" by Ethier. 
 
This post deserves some love.
 

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If I were Jake Wesley and I had an inside source, I would keep as low a profile as possible.  But this kid is on carpe diem overload!  He must be pretty confident that his source won't disappear on him.
 

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FungosWithJimy said:
If I were Jake Wesley and I had an inside source, I would keep as low a profile as possible.  But this kid is on carpe diem overload!  He must be pretty confident that his source won't disappear on him.
 
You'd think the organization wouldn't have too hard a time piecing together who's besties with a 14 year old in MO.
 

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Marciano490 said:
 
You'd think the organization wouldn't have too hard a time piecing together who's besties with a 14 year old in MO.
 
I didn't think he worked for them anymore