This Week in Baseball Writing: January 30, 2017


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.

January 30, 2017’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.

Gary Sheffield and the war on WAR

Zach Crizer tries to determine if Gary Sheffield’s offensive contributions outweighed his poor performance in the field.

Sports & Sorts – Episode 22: Information Overload!

Our own Damian Dydyn was a guest on the Sports and Sorts podcast with Shane Moore and Brian Christina, discussing the who the best teams in MLB will be in 2017.

The A’s don’t need a complete tear-down to be able to rebuild

Jen Rainwater provides an interesting perspective on why the Oakland Athletics’ offseason strategy may be wiser than others believe.

With the New CBA, Ownership Finally Eliminates the Bonus

Jack Moore details one of the main side effects of the current CBA.

José Bautista Had Terrible Timing

Ben Lindbergh explains why after inking a one-year deal to return to Toronto, the late blooming Jose Bautista will officially never be as rich as he could have been.

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