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Never believe a sportswriter

Example number 2,651.  Mel Antonen, the "National Baseball Writer" for USA Today, is on the Hot List on ESPNews talking about Jon Garland.  He says "[Garland] is a great story.  The White Sox drafted him, developed him through their farm system and now they're reaping the benefits."

I'll grant him the "developed him through their farm system" thing, but drafted him?  Is it too much to ask someone who is the "National Baseball Writer" for USA Today to actually know more about baseball than some dork like me sitting at his keyboard at home?  Especially since the Chicago Tribune just had a story yesterday about which team actually drafted Garland.

Unbelievable.  These guys get promoted as experts but that actually don't know a thing.  And then they promote their ignorance on the pages of their paper and it spreads to more people.  

Just to be on the record on this, Garland is just an average pitcher having a hot start.  Sure, he's a decent #3 starter in the majors, but the idea that he's a Cy Young caliber pitcher is ridiculous.  And I clearly know more about Jon Garland than the "National Baseball Writer" for USA Today.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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