5 Best MLB Writers This Year
Although the year isn't quite over yet, it's about time to look at some of the Baseball cumunity's top writers. This article looks at the writers who were best this year, not in the past. Your past doesn't matter.
And I want to say I already excluded Bob Warja...he has been the best writer in our community since I arrived here 10 months ago, and I'm sure he's been writer number one all of the time that you've been a bleacher creature.
So, whithout further ado, here are this year's top five MLB writers:
5: Mike Kent
All of a sudden, he has stopped writing, but the 16-year-old Met's fan and friend of mine from New York beat all odds and was at the peak of his career at the number 4 spot in the MLB community. Although he is no longer writing, he still is in the top 50 BR writers.
His best article with more than 11,500 reads:
4: Ben Brown
My very good friend who actually lead me to this site, he left BR for bigger and better things. He loved the Mariners, and most of his predictions about them were corect. (Branyan being near the MVP race.)
Only bad thing is that I'm sure that he'll send me a message about that Mariner's win last night...
Here's one of his best articles:
3: TAB BAMFORD
TAB has been here for a year, and he has done great things on the site.
He surpassed 200,000 reads on June 23, 2009, and is inching closer to 500 articles. Lastly, he regularly has articles from B/R picked up by CBS Sports covering Chicago's Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks. Contributing weekly to SBNation.com's Saturday NFL injury updates for the 2009 season.
Here's my personal favorite article from his collection:
2: Andrew Nuschler
Not only does he get the number two spot on my article, is currently number two among MLB writers, but he get's the award for longest coments ever. He never runs out of things to say!
He's a great MLB writer, but also a great writer for: MMA, football, hocky, or any other sport that happens to catch his eye.
My favorite article of his:
1: Heartbeat of the Bronx
If anyone has info on what happened to him, let me know. This guy has the most talent I've ever seen come through this place. In seven months and just 158 articles, he was the number two MLB writer. He has too many POTD's, and he was a great guy.
Here's his best article (in my opinion):