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Baseball preview magazines

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Huggy, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I'm in full-scale baseball mode now that the NFL is done. I was at the mall today and I see a number of the previews are on the shelves. I saw Athlon's, Lindy's and Sporting News. I've bought them all at one time or other over the years and I'm wondering if anyone out there has opinions on this year's issues or any I might have missed.

    Which one is closest to the classic Mazeroski previews? I'm big on the scouting reports on each player, not so much on the fantasy stuff.
  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    They are all irrelevant. Practically out of date the moment published.
  3. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    I sort of agree with the Predictor, although I bought two in one shot on the weekend.

    I read them just because I'm hungry for ball.

    Half the time, the mags are published before the free agency frenzy has tapered off.

    But, never the less, I bought Athlon and Street & Smith. I'll like spring for another next weekend.
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    They're all pretty useless. I have friends who used to write for the TSN Yearbook, and their deadline was a week before Christmas.
  5. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    I flipped through TSN's preview at the store. Not too bad...and scouting reports galore.

    Worth the $7.50? Fuck no. I'll wait for Baseball Prospectus, thank you very much.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Not that there's anything wrong with that. :p
  7. SoSueMe

    SoSueMe Active Member

    Oops, wrong thread I guess. Which way to the Gay Sports Writers thread?
  8. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Sporting News has the most scouting reports by far. I bought that and Athlon's and enjoy them both to keep me full until Ap
  9. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    With so much information on the Internet, I never buy these publications anymore. I used to spend money preparing for fantasy baseball drafts, but no more.
  10. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Hell, I still buy the magazines. The best ones by far are Sporting News and Street and Smith. In terms of fantasy baseball, CBS Sportsline puts out a pretty good magazine.
  11. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    I like SI's preview. With the exception of the Sporting News, all the others have an amateurish feel to them as far as layout and articles. If not amateurish, then just not as well done. I haven't read CBS Sportsline, though, but I guess I should since I'm doing one of their fantasy leagues. (go Cleveland Steamers!)
  12. Human_Paraquat

    Human_Paraquat Active Member

    I'm all about Baseball Prospectus, especially for fantasy draft preparation. If you're in an auction draft, pay for the online product and use the Player Forecast Manager. If you're just a baseball fan who enjoys insightful yet smart-ass writing, the annual print edition is only like $15.
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