A Crashburn Transition

When I really started getting interested in sabermetrics several years ago, there were a few places that, as someone invested in the Phillies, really stoked my passion for baseball and the analysis of the game. One of the most prominent was Crashburn Alley, a site that has always mixed analytics, scouting, and fundamentally great writing about the team in a way that made writing about baseball seem really appealing.

That is why I was so excited to be given the opportunity to manage the site when Corinne Landrey approached me about the position. Not only have I (hopefully) been able to continue the work done by previous writers like Bill Baer, Michael Baumann, Eric Longenhagen, Ryan Sommers, Paul Boye, and Corinne, but I’ve gotten to do work with all of the great writers currently on staff, establishing themselves on the site.

However, I am excited to say that I’ve been hired by the Boston Red Sox, and I’ll begin there come January. That does mean that this will be my last post on the site.

Happily, Crashburn Alley will continue and be in good hands with the new editor-in-chief, Eric Chesterton. I’m sure you are all familiar with him as a long time statistically-inclined writer at the The Good Phight and FanRag Sports, where he is known for his Phillies coverage. I’m excited to see where he leads the site, and I know he will do great work here.

I want to thank the staff – Ben Harris, Michael Schickling, Tim Guenther, Dave Tomar, Brad Engler, and Adam Dembowitz – for their many contributions during my admittedly brief time with the site. Bill Baer also deserves a lot of thanks for creating and maintaining such a great place to write.

And finally, thank you to everyone who reads and comments on the site. The readership has always been one of the greatest strengths of Crashburn Alley, and I hope that continues well into the future.

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  1. david

    December 26, 2016 11:27 AM

    Thanks Spencer for your work. Best of luck with the Red Sox.

    Congratulations Eric, and welcome to your new role (we’re counting on you!). Cheers.

  2. Bob

    December 26, 2016 04:33 PM

    Congrats, Spencer and Eric.

    I enjoy Crashburn Alley more than TGP because I find it more analytically-driven, serious, and academic. I hope that the tone and style of TGP and Crashburn Alley stay different because I like how they counter-balance each other and provide a different experience for Phillies’ fans. I think both are wonderful sites and really like their different approaches, which hopefully will stay different.

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