Jays Journal Want a Statistics Guru

We are about to see the very first action of spring training, a time that has most of us baseball fans tuning into box scores, articles, and news feeds in order to get the utmost information about our favorite teams and players. On that note, Jared and I are fully aware that our hectic schedules (yes, we do have demands outside of Jays Journal!!) and our expectations to grow the site sometimes strain what free time we have left to the limit. Simultaneously, I recognize the fact that presenting statistics coverage is something that takes a lot of time and effort to build, and that few have a deep understanding of all statistical categories.

Therefore, I am looking for someone who can, and most importantly wants, to write a periodic article that would be solely based on the statistical side of Jays coverage (both minors and majors). Everything from updating minors performances to examining the performances of the Jays (and applicable comparisons) would be covered. The timings and releases for each article would depend on that individual’s time constraints, but something in range of a weekly article, or at a minimum one article every 2 weeks, would likely be required.

If you’re interested in getting some experience in writing about this and possibly expanding to other areas in the future, this is a great opportunity for you. It doesn’t pay anything, but it does provide you with writing experience, a platform to start with, and could be the beginnings of a great portfolio of work.

For those who are interested, I’d like a short article explaining WAR (include oWAR and dWAR) to be sent directly to me at [email protected]. I’m hoping to be able to select a winner well before spring training, so please get your articles to me ASAP. Once the individual has been selected, he or she will be notified and presented to Jays Journal when his or her first article is ready to roll off the press!

TammyBeth, if you’re out there, we’re hoping to hear from you and looking forward to hearing from those interested!

– MG

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