This Week In Baseball Writing: November 29, 2016


Sons of Sam Horn works tirelessly to deliver quality baseball content to our readers. But other writers around the internet produce high-level baseball writing every day, some of which you may have missed.

November 29, 2016’s This Week in Baseball Writing pulls together some of our favorite pieces and shares them with you to ensure our loyal readers have access to the great work being produced about the sport we love.

Sports & Sorts – Episode 13: So much (sports) to be thankful for!

Our own Damian Dydyn was a guest on the Sports and Sorts podcast with Shane Moore and Brian Christina, discussing Mike Trout‘s AL MVP win over Mookie Betts.

A History of the MLBPA’s Collective Bargaining Agreement: Part 1

In the first part of their series on the history of the CBA, Mark Armour and Daniel Levitt cover the agreements from 1968 through 1976 which included the beginning of free agency.

The Voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, Jerry Hogwarth

Catherine Stem explains why Toronto Blue Jays play-by-play announcer Jerry Hogwarth is so important to Toronto fans in light of his recent battle with cancer.

Put in the Work – See the Results

Emily Waldon discusses the development of two-time first-round pick and Massachusetts native Tyler Beede, who could make his MLB debut in 2017.

Would rumored CBA changes impact the Yanks’ business model?

Christopher Carelli details how the possible changes to the MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement could affect how the New York Yankees conduct business.

Chapman, Barreto top A’s system in 2016

Kelsie Heneghan breaks down the best performers from the Oakland Athletics farm system.

Spin Rate Part II: Spin Axis & Useful Spin

Michael O’Connell and Joe Marsh provide an excellent breakdown of what we have learned so far about the spin of pitches.

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