Murray: What I’ll bring as the new St. Louis Cardinals site co-expert
After two years at The Athletic, I’m excited to start my next chapter at FanSided.
When I created a Twitter account aggregating baseball news in July 2012, I never imagined it would be the start of a career.
I didn’t expect to build a Twitter following of 28,500. I didn’t expect to break stories such as Mike Clevinger to the Padres, Adam Ottavino to the Yankees or Keston Hiura being called up by the Brewers, among others. And I certainly didn’t expect to be mentored by two of the top insiders in baseball, Jon Heyman and Ken Rosenthal, at separate stints at FanRag Sports and The Athletic.
Since 2012, the industry has changed. But as Rosenthal told me, the two constants will always be the written word and reporting. After leaving The Athletic, I wanted to take my time finding the right place to grow and maximize my strengths in both those areas. It’s why I’ve decided to join FanSided as a weekly national columnist, as well as the site experts for Redbird Rants and Climbing Tal’s Hill.
The national column will post every Friday on the main FanSided page, sharing what I’m hearing from sources and digging deep on an offseason that is expected to be one of the most fascinating in recent history. My goal as the site expert for Redbird Rants is to use what I have learned in almost a decade in the industry to bring unique and informed content, whether it be posting a breaking news item, writing a piece with information from sources or an in-depth player profile.
I look forward to working with the talented team of writers at Redbird Rants. I have already started discussions with my co-expert, Matt Graves, to get up to speed so we can continue to create quality content. We want to maximize all of our writers strengths, which I’m hopeful will lead to better and more informed content across the board. The goal is to turn this site into the go-to place for Cardinals news. That mission starts now.
I appreciate you all coming along for the ride. We’re just getting started and I couldn’t be more excited to be part of the FanSided team.