— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) November 13, 2013
Update (11/13/13, 7:50 AM): The fact that this rumor was never picked up by anyone else other than Eskin showed that the rumor was only a rumor. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and Shi Davidi of Sportsnet are both calling the rumor bogus.
just to clear something up, #blueJays arent trading jose bautista for dom brown. not even close.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 13, 2013
So before nonsensical Jose Bautista to Phillies for Dominic Brown rumour gets built up any more, there’s no validity to it. None. #BlueJays
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) November 13, 2013