If you really want to know, go local

While degree of difficulty might put you in a forgiving mood, it doesn’t change the fact that these national baseball writers have become inherently unreliable. It’s hard enough finding scribes whose logic and style are top-notch, but when they don’t have the facts in place to begin with, readers are really left in a position where they can’t trust assessments of other teams from afar.

So very true for most teams. Sure, the large East Coast teams get significant coverage everywhere, but teams in the fly-over states surely are suffering from the MSM’s lack of granularity and accuracy on those teams. It’s not a slight on those teams, but probably a function of the roles these national guys have: cover it all, cover it quickly, cover the teams that most people watch.

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