Of course, there's another common method of finding something to write about that doesn't require aggregators to deliver the typically baseless speculation of Ken Rosenthal or Jon Heyman, or the work of other columnists and bloggers. The more enterprising of us internet scribes go out and drum up interviews with well-respected writers and bloggers to carry us through the cold winter months.
Since we have yet to secure any interviews this offseason, we took the liberty of rounding up some of the better ones from around the baseball-related interwebz:
- We linked to Larry at the Yankeeist's interview with Alex and Cliff from Bronx Banter a while back and he has continued his efforts to interview the cream of the Yankee blogosphere by talking with all three guys from River Ave. Blues and SG from the Replacement Level Yankees Weblog. Larry has done an excellent job in these pieces and you won't be able to read them without finding out something new and interesting about their subjects.
- DRay's Bay has also done several excellent interviews this offseason. They talked to Jonah Keri (who is in the process of writing a book which culminates with the run of the 2008 Rays) about some of the economic realities present in the MLB and also some more specific topics about the AL East and the Rays' future plans. They also (digitally) sat down with Rob Neyer and picked his brain over the course of 16 questions.
- Our buddy Jason from IIATMS got to ask Darrell Rasner some questions about him time playing in Japan.
- Via Jason, Pete Toms from the Biz of Baseball has a great conversation with sports economist Roger Noll who is also a professor emeritus and Senior Fellow at Standford.
- Similarly, the Braves blog Chop-n-Change asks some questions of Sabernomics blogger J.C. Bradbury.