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Saturday, December 27, 2008
The Trouble With Google News
There's a certain broad class of blogger that I almost always ignore; one of them is on sites that insist on having someone cover every team, an insidious disease that almost always ends up with low-quality writing. Mostly, this wouldn't be a problem for me — ignore them and move on — but for whatever reason, Google News insists on giving some of them the same credibility as ESPN or Yahoo Sports, which is to say I periodically end up with pieces like this in my inbox. In it, Josh Levitt exhorts the Angels to sign Adam Dunn; by itself, not a terrible idea, but
- The Angels already have a free-swinging, aging slugger in Vlad Guerrero (not to mention a team philosophy that tends to make this a consistent problem). Dunn is useful at the right price, but he interjects other problems into the Angels lineup, and given the team's tendency to use the DH as a resting spot for Vlad, a perma-DH like Dunn is liable to cause scheduling friction.
- The Times has already reported that the Angels won't pursue Dunn, nor Garret Anderson, Bobby Abreu, or Pat Burrell.