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There is so much bias and favoritism in the baseball media. Based on the media it sounds like they think medium and smaller market teams shouldn’t even bother fielding a team.

The MLB channel which you think would be somewhat balanced is continually heavy on 3-4 teams. You know who they are. 

The Media definitely don’t want the White Sox signing Machado or Harper because they have already decided where Harper and Machado are going. 

 

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This is all fact......and no one should have much issue with it, or at the very least have a hard time understanding it. 

MLB Network isn't a gift to the fans. It's a network that is out to make money, and is trying to appeal to their biggest audiences. If appealing to all 30 teams equally meant making them more money, they would be doing it. 

You know what would get the media to "want" Bryce Harper or Manny Machado to sign with the White Sox? If the White Sox somehow found a way to be relevant once the last decade, aside from not letting Drake LaRoche in the locker room, and their all-star pitcher cutting up jerseys. 

 

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30 minutes ago, Lightning said:

There is so much bias and favoritism in the baseball media. Based on the media it sounds like they think medium and smaller market teams shouldn’t even bother fielding a team.

The MLB channel which you think would be somewhat balanced is continually heavy on 3-4 teams. You know who they are. 

The Media definitely don’t want the White Sox signing Machado or Harper because they have already decided where Harper and Machado are going. 

 

It's a business like any other media outlet. What makes them more money? 

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Baseball just needs to have a bigger distinction between reporters and analysts

But also stuff will always be inherently biased in sports reporting. Garfein and crew badly want Harper/Machado because they're Sox fans, but also because they know it'll do great for business.

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1 minute ago, Tony said:

This is all fact......and no one should have much issue with it, or at the very least have a hard time understanding it. 

MLB Network isn't a gift to the fans. It's a network that is out to make money, and is trying to appeal to their biggest audiences. If appealing to all 30 teams equally meant making them more money, they would be doing it. 

You know what would get the media to "want" Bryce Harper or Manny Machado to sign with the White Sox? If the White Sox somehow found a way to be relevant once the last decade, aside from not letting Drake LaRoche in the locker room, and their all-star pitcher cutting up jerseys. 

 

Perfectly said, and also more reason this feels like if the Sox can lock up one of these guys, it can be a watershed moment for the organization.  Outside of 2 innings by Kopech and Abreu's walk off slam against Tampa, what has really happened positively for this organization over the last 5 or so years?  That desperately needs to change.

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Imo the media members are worried about the game dying, and I think they're all hopeful these guys go to a big market in hopes of saving the game

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Just now, whitesoxwinner said:

Imo the media members are worried about the game dying, and I think they're all hopeful these guys go to a big market in hopes of saving the game

If you look at the "experts" on the MLB Network (all of them tend to be former players), none of them are going to say "x" player is going to sign with the team that gives them the most money, even if they're a horrible organization.  They're all going to say "x" player wants to win.  

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You want to expand the game. You balance and get more teams involved. You’ll still have you Yankee, Red Sox , Cubs and Dodger fans. 

They were taking expansion. Why? So Portland or Vegas could be another team good once every 20-25 years. 

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2 hours ago, Tony said:

This is all fact......and no one should have much issue with it, or at the very least have a hard time understanding it. 

MLB Network isn't a gift to the fans. It's a network that is out to make money, and is trying to appeal to their biggest audiences. If appealing to all 30 teams equally meant making them more money, they would be doing it. 

You know what would get the media to "want" Bryce Harper or Manny Machado to sign with the White Sox? If the White Sox somehow found a way to be relevant once the last decade, aside from not letting Drake LaRoche in the locker room, and their all-star pitcher cutting up jerseys. 

 

All of this media is in the business of making money.  Propping up the White Sox doesn't do that. 

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13 hours ago, whitesoxwinner said:

Imo the media members are worried about the game dying, and I think they're all hopeful these guys go to a big market in hopes of saving the game

Meh, the difference between baseball living or dying isn't Bryce Harper signing at an already popular team.  They're better off waking a sleeping fanbase with him signing somewhere like the south side.  White Sox fans love a winner and they'll go to games and watch games on TV for a winner.

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26 minutes ago, Jake said:

I've been seeing plenty of positive attention for the Sox on MLBN lately.

I would say so too.

also, who cares? 15 years ago it was even worse with baseball writers cheering for story lines and traditional tropes. There are way more awesome baseball writers to follow now than worrying about getting mad about what some some former player segment on mlbn says.

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Ken Rosenthal HOF ballot. Proof positive he has a problem with the White Sox. Notice all the guys who played on the South Side. Notice the lack of checks by their names. 0 for 8.   JK

 

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17 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

 

Ken Rosenthal HOF ballot. Proof positive he has a problem with the White Sox. Notice all the guys who played on the South Side. Notice the lack of checks by their names. 0 for 8.   JK

 

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The only one I have a problem with is Visquel.

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