*UPDATE, 7 p.m.: Looks like Scott Gomez is a Ranger. Still no official confirmation, but two reliable reports say it’s a done deal. More later…*
*UPDATE, 5:50 p.m.: Don’t head out to dinner yet. The Rangers still appear to be close to something. The assumption is with Scott Gomez, but that’s not coming from them.*
*UPDATE, 4:21 p.m.: Just got off the phone with the WFAN newsroom and they said there was never a report on Gomez. I pride myself on not passing along baseless rumors, so apologies are in order. Also, this means that we may have to wait longer than we thought…*
*UPDATE, 4:08 p.m.: WFAN now has no mention of Gomez, and the Rangers have not responded to request for confirmation. In other words, I have no idea what’s going on right now.*
*Update, 3:20 p.m.: The Rangers say they have not signed anyone. That’s not to say they’re not still close. But it would render false reports of a done deal with Scott Gomez.*
*Update, 2:46 p.m.: Sounds like the Rangers are likely to have something done today. What exactly remains the mystery. Stay tuned…*
None of which I can take credit for….
I have heard nothing substantive on Michael Nylander.