If you read my daily posts, you're probably a pretty big baseball internet guy (or girl). In case you aren't, though, I thought I'd share my favorite baseball writers with you. I'm also including a post for each that exemplifies their brilliance. Follow each on Twitter and read every article they write. I promise you'll end up liking baseball more.
I discovered Sam when he was the editor of Baseball Prospectus and hosted a "daily" podcast with fellow Rushmorian Ben Lindbergh. Last fall, he made the jump to ESPN. I was initially worried that his content would change after joining the content king, but he has produced dozens of quality pieces this season. His story above is one of my all-time favorites.
One of the things I love about Brisbee is that he doesn't hide his Giants fandom. Objective journalism is certainly needed—by that I mean words written by someone without a "team." But, it's so nice to read stuff from writers that are fans just like you. Grant also does a great job writing about the era of baseball from my childhood, like the piece above.
As I mentioned above, Lindbergh and Miller were once co-hosts of a wonderful podcast called "Effectively Wild." Lindbergh still hosts that podcast, but Sam has been replaced by FanGraphs' Jeff Sullivan. I still subscribe, but only find time to listen about once a week. Lindbergh wrote for Grantland in its heyday. I'm not nearly as big of fan of The Ringer, but the baseball writing from Lindbergh has stayed consistently solid. His piece above is very Grantlandian.
I know there are four heads on Mount Rushmore, but there isn't a natural fourth baseball writer to put up against these three. Will Leitch (former podcast guest) is one of my favorites, but he writes about all sorts of other things (movies, Illini, football, etc.). I like FanGraphs and BP, but don't find myself always reading one particular writer. So, for now, I will leave this spot blank.
Who am I missing? Feel free to let me know on Twitter or in the comments below.