Last month, this website celebrated its 17th birthday. Wow, we’re getting old! Shout out to those who were around for the “white text on a black background” days!
We’ve come a very long way in these 17 years. The quality of our writers’ work is as strong as it has ever been. Our team of writers worked very hard to process all the information coming out of the Winter Meetings and put it in proper context, including Xander Bogaerts signing late at night on Wednesday.
There are no corporate overlords here at MLBTR. It’s still just owned by one guy, me. That means I can continue to steer the direction of the site toward quality instead of sensationalism, traffic, and gambling. We don’t play up rumors or information that we think is incorrect or exaggerated, and we’ve developed a strong sense for that. It also means we can spend a lot of time producing work that I feel is essential but probably isn’t directly profitable, like our top 50 free agent list, our offseason outlook and review posts, and our arbitration projections.
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We hope you’ll check out Front Office, but regardless, we’re glad you’re here and we’re excited for our first normal offseason in quite a while!