Thursday, July 19, 2007

Jon Heyman is also an idiot

It's hard to believe how poorly written and reported SI's baseball coverage has become. After posting earlier today about the lameness of its Aaron cover story, I noticed that John at Only Baseball Matters has pointed out the egregious errors in a Jon Heyman column that sanctifies Brian Sabean.

Heyman gets it wrong as to when Joe Nathan was traded (it was in 2003, not 2002) and then asserts that Sabean hasn't made a bad trade in six years, ignoring the crappy trades and/or signings for Neifi, Dave Roberts, Matheny, Edgardo Alfonzo, Bernard, Blownitez, Hillenbrand, Damian Moss, Matt Herges, Sidney Ponson, Ricky Ledee, Dave Burba, LaTroy Hawkins, Alex Sanchez, Michael Tucker, Dustin Hermanson, Wayne Franklin, Jeffrey Hammond, plus paying Robb Nen and Kirk Reuter for not pitching for several years.

And here's the worst -- “…. just about all of the big leaguers they’ve developed are pitchers. The failing of the Giants — and this really isn’t Sabean’s fault other than he’s the boss of the scouting director and scouts — is that they haven’t produced any real offensive talent in recent years.
This isn’t really Sabean’s fault other than he’s the boss of the scouting director and scouts….”

HOW IS IT NOT HIS FAULT? WHAT KIND OF INSANELY LOUSY REPORTING IS THIS? WHAT KIND OF GUTLESS IDIOT WRITES THIS DRIVEL?

1 Comments:

Blogger Lukas said...

Is his column generally better or worse than the Peter King/Don Banks duo? It would be pretty hard to imagine worse...

11:36 PM  

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