It was a great weekend for the journalists who were more concerned with acting like bulls to the lizardmen who wanted their message out. I’m not going to pretend to know everything that goes into being a reliable journalist, nor do I care much, but I know from hazy recollection of nauseating college classes that it has nothing to do with it. much concerned with pushing out. the story that agents and owners want there to be. People like Jon Heyman and Adam Schefter, who serve as sports propaganda rather than actual reporters, are prime examples and prove it again.
We’ll start with Heyman, who couldn’t even let the ink on his new CBA dry before being contacted by some of his owned friends to complain and try to get a spot in a PR war. whose ownership has been lost and is now useless. Perhaps most impressively, Heyman was still able to use his finger to tap into a tweet, considering the neck and nerve damage he suffered from ferrying all of the owner’s water while lock the door:
There is no “little guy” in baseball. While the Giants are one of the larger-market teams, they’re hardly the Yankees or the Dodgers, even if they could run with the Dodgers for a season. They also lost Buster Posey’s and Kevin Gausman’s salary from last year, so even with this seemingly “strange” deal for Carlos Rodon, they’re still around $77 million below the first tax threshold for now. And it should be noted that The Giants, due to the many effects of COVID, only averaged 20,734 fans per game last season. This is not a team that is rolling around in it, compared to what they used to be and what other teams are. Follow this from FanGraphsGiants local TV deal is exactly average.
Every team in the MLB can approach these modest numbers with a salary of $150 million. That should really be the team’s minimum wage that the players should fight for in the negotiations.
This is simply dripping to justify any team owner that falls on Heyman’s ear (my guess: Jed Hoyer of the Cubs, definitely a small-market team that doesn’t want to pay to compete) to deceive their fans and keep increasing their revenue sharing money along with any tv deals they have other than national deals. $22 million a year seems like too much for a pitcher who can’t go more than an hour or two without something on his body as dumb as Rodon. But it’s also hardly much for starters #2 or #3, which Rodon spends on the comet-like amount of time he’s actually on the mound. It’s also not too much for a team whose monarch, Logan Webb, is still in a minimal deal.
Sometimes, providing a quote without any comment or context is not exactly what Heyman is doing, or is supposed to do. He’ll take the “neutral” excuse/angle, I’m sure if he’s ever been asked about it, without ever feeling that amplifying the owner’s bullshit is bad for the game. play. There is no justification or explanation for any team in the MLB not participating in it being all flaming guns. Heyman and his gang will cover them.
Heyman did not complete:
You can’t help but remember this scene:
Heyman’s use of “winter” as a verb perfectly crystallizes that’s why he’s so passionate about describing any propriety talk he may have. They come from the same place.
To give Heyman a little respite, at least his flaws lie only in baseball. He is not actively defending a man who has repeatedly been accused of assaulting women. But hey, the NFL likes to do big things more than anyone, so why doesn’t their lead Adam Schfter take it a step further?
Schefter later apologized, but the damage was done. It’s vile. Schefter not only defended what appeared to be a rather empty and incomplete performance from the prosecutor’s office (a witness called). they were simply built as an NFL player. This could also be a statement made in Watson’s office, and likely so. Schefter is a tool that prepares any team to eventually trade for Watson and the backlash from that fan base, no matter how big or small. And when a lot of fans see Schefter as some sort of prophet, it can work.
Of course, Watson was still faced with 22 civilian suits, the sheer number of which is still appalling. How will Schefter get rid of them when the time comes? He’ll find a way, because some teams will need Schefter somehow to humanize Watson to get him back on the final pitch. Watson’s agent certainly would. And that’s all Schefter is here for.