Write for MetsToday

Would you like to write for MetsToday?

Benefits include exposing your talents to the teeming millions (apologies to Cecil Adams) for no charge with the added potential of developing firm callouses on your fingertips and soul.

Writers for the following roles will be considered; please throw in your hat ONLY if you are truly interested in the role and can meet the expectations.

Daily News
Writing short, concise, accurate news pertaining directly to the Mets, that day’s Mets’ opponent, or significant news involving an NL East team (i.e., player injury or transaction). Writers are NOT expected to “scoop” news nor be the first to report news — this role is for re-hashing information from other sources, and the main goal is accuracy / ensuring the news is legitimate (no rumors). If you are interested in this role, please provide:
1. Days of the week and time(s) of day you are available to write (i.e., morning, afternoon, evening).
2. Links to any writing you’ve published online. If you don’t have any links to provide, please write a sample in the body of the form.

Game Recaps
Writing coherent, accurate game recaps based on your personal viewing of the game (not a re-hash based on the boxscore or others’ recaps). Stronger consideration given to applicants with baseball playing or coaching experience at any level. Please provide:
1. Days of the week you are able to watch entire Mets games and write the recap afterward.
2. Links to any writing you’ve published online.
3. Brief description of any baseball playing/coaching experience you have.
4. Any other information that makes you an ideal candidate for this role.

Series Previews
Writing coherent previews prior to every Mets series. This will include researching upcoming opponents’ news, such as injury updates, player streaks, pitching matchups, etc. Additionally, you are welcome and encouraged to do Q&As with bloggers and/or beat writers for opposing teams. Please provide:
1. Links to any writing you’ve published online.
2. Assertion that you are available to fill this role on a consistent basis.
3. Any information that makes you an ideal candidate for this role.

Stats
Writing, at least once per week, statistic-based articles and analysis pertaining to the Mets. We would love to see a mix of explanatory pieces (i.e., “WAR and VORP explained”) for the neophyte and advanced articles that appeal to the SABR crowd. Please provide:
1. Links to any stat-based research articles you’ve published online.
2. Any degrees, memberships, or accreditation that prove you are pretty good with numbers and research.
3. Any other information that makes you an ideal candidate for this role.

Please understand that, depending on how many applications are sent in, you may not receive a response — don’t take it personally. Also, you’re urged to apply for the role that best suits your availability, interest, and experience. Those who apply for multiple roles are likely to go to the trash bin.

Thanks very much for applying!

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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. DaveSchneck February 9, 2015 at 11:45 pm
    Joe,
    Is it true these positions pay the prorated MLB minimum?
    • Joe Janish February 10, 2015 at 6:39 pm
      Yes. Could you find out for me what is the minimum that a blogger must pay? I could really use the revenue.
    • david February 17, 2015 at 12:48 am
      Dave, this is a Mets blog hence you need to pay part of the wage yourself since you will receive the therapeutic benefits of venting your spleen in an official capacity. Team policy, you understand.
  2. Gabriel Pena February 14, 2015 at 3:42 pm
    Hey Joe.

    I don’t consider myself capable of applying to any of these positions, but wanted to contribute with an article about pitchers’ injuries:

    http://www.radiologytoday.net/archive/rt0215p14.shtml

    The article has science background with important data. Check it out.

    • argonbunnies February 16, 2015 at 6:47 pm
      Great link!

      Summary:

      The acromion typically fuses with the big shoulder bone between ages 20-25, but too much pitching at young ages can prevent this and cause edema in the joint. If a player continues to pitch once the edema has developed, the nonfused portion of the shoulder could rub on the rotator cuff and lead to injury. Particularly at risk: little league, high school, and college pitchers who pitch year round, more than once per week, and/or for more than 100 pitches at a time.