Baseball America looked interesting to me so when I had the opportunity to get a handful of issues for free to try, I jumped on it.
This baseball publication has a different angle than others do. The angle here is that they focus an awful lot on a minor leagues… which to me, is not awful at all! I have personally sat at the parks of a few minor league teams and find them incredibly enjoyable… and as a Red Sox fan I love our rookies! How could I not? Just think Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury!
Baseball America brang me all the way into the high school and college sector at draft time, which made it much more exciting as I had a better look at what the scouts and general managers were looking at than I had in previous years. Sure the other sports magazines will give us a blip or blurb every now and again, but nothing like Baseball America.
This is the magazine where I can read about the players that I had just watched in Pawtucket, New Britain or Portland, as well as the guys in Boston, Detroit and Cincinnati! The slant of the stories is interesting and fresh with a lot of inside information.
A years subscription (26 issues) is a bit pricey at $89.95, however, and I feel that between the other publications that I subscribe too and the internet, I can dig up information on the prospects that I am most interested in. For me it comes down more to an issue of time than anything else, as well as a little bit of money. There is only so much time for me to read everything that I like. I already subscribe to other publications that I am not willing to give up to make room for this one… but if someone were to gift me a subscription, I would certainly not pass it up!
It’s good stuff!