Long ago, I had a great list of the best baseball blogs and it did pretty well. It’s been lost to time, of course, as blogs naturally come and go. But, recently I came across an old bookmark or two of best baseball blogs. It turns out, most of them are gone or haven’t been updated for quite some time. Other best baseball blog lists claim to be updated for 2022 or 2023, but clearly are not. Therefore, I figured, why not create my own new resource for the Best Baseball Blogs in 2023.
At one time I also curated a list of best Magic the Gathering content creators, but it became such an unwieldy project that I abandoned it. At this point, it seems the interest for a list in MTG blogs in general has greatly diminished anyway. But, as I see blogs dying in general, with the world turning to vlogging and video essays, I find myself at this fascinating crossroads, trying to preserve whatever blogs remain for my own sanity.
Yes, even I will eventually succumb to video essay creation, but no matter what, unlike anyone else, I will keep this Best Baseball Blogs resource regularly updated!
I’m also looking to expand into the best fantasy baseball blogs and the best baseball card websites, both of which deserve a separate page entirely.
As of September 2022, here are the top baseball blogs I’ve found which are still active:
Amazin’ Avenue – an SBNation New York Mets blog
Around the Foghorn – a FanSided San Francisco Giants baseball blog
ATL Braves News – Atlanta Braves news, updated hourly!
Athletics Nation – an SBNation Oakland Athletics (A’s) baseball blog
Away Back Gone – a FanSided Cleveland Guardians blog
AZ Snake Pit – an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball community
Baseball Almanac – the History of Major League Baseball, regularly updated with new research!
Baseball Reflections – a blog where old school baseball meets sabermetrics
Baseball Roundtable – “Baseball’s like life – only better.”
Baseball Musings – a Blog About Major League Baseball, one of my old standbys, and still going!
Baseball Prospectus – “Insightful analysis for the discerning baseball fan”
Baseball Think Factory – Discussion forums as well as the “newsstand” which is a great aggregate of current baseball news.
Battery Power – an SBNation Atlanta Braves fan community, formerly Talking Chop
Baseball’s Best (and Worst) – a free Substack newsletter / blog about the best and worst performances in the sport, both currently and historically.
Birds Watcher – a FanSided Baltimore Orioles blog
Bleed Cubbie Blue – an SBNation Cubs blog
Bless You Boys – an SBNation Detroit Tigers blog
Blog Red Machine – a FanSided Cincinnati Reds blog
Blue Jays Nation – an independent Toronto Blue Jays baseball blog
BoSox Injection – a FanSided Boston Red Sox blog
Brew Call Ball – an SBNation Milwaukee Brewers blog
Bucs Dugout – an SBNation Pittsburgh Pirates blog
Call to the Pen – a Major League Baseball Fan Site
Camden Chat – an SBNation Baltimore Orioles blog
Climbing Tal’s Hill – a FanSided Houston Astros blog
The Crawfish Boxes – an SBNation Houston Astros blog
Covering the Corner – an SBNation Cleveland Guardians blog
The Cub Reporter – Analyzing the Chicago Cubs to death since 2001
Cubbies Crib – a FanSided Chicago Cubs blog
District on Deck – a FanSided Washington Nationals blog
Dodgers Digest – an independent LA Dodgers blog
Dodgers Nation – another independent LA Dodgers blog
Dodger Thoughts – Jon Weisman’s outlet for dealing psychologically with the Los Angeles Dodgers, baseball and life
Dodgers Way – a FanSided LA Dodgers blog
DRaysBay – an SBNation Tampa Bay Rays baseball blog
The Drummey Angle – Just read the origin story of this blog; it’s awesome, a solo project that now has a five writer staff!
FanGraphs Baseball – Daily baseball statistics analysis and commentary
Federal Baseball – an SBNation Washington Nationals blog
Fish Stripes – an SBNation Miami Marlins blog
Friars On Base – a FanSided San Diego Padres blog
Gaslamp Ball – an SBNation San Diego Padres blog
Giants365 – San Francisco Giants baseball news aggregator
The Good Phight – an SBNation Philadelphia Phillies blog
Inside the Bucs Basement – “Fair Pittsburgh Pirates coverage”
Jays Journal – a FanSided Toronto Blue Jays blog
Jays From the Couch – Blue Jays baseball talk for all; also home to the JFtC Radio Podcast
JoeBlogs at Substack (Baseball) – All Things Baseball, some unfortunately requires paid subscription
Kings of Kauffman – a FanSided Kansas City Royals blog
LA Dodger Report– an independent LA Dodgers blog, updated about monthly
Lone Star Ball – an SBNation Texas Rangers baseball blog
Lookout Landing – an SBNation Seattle Mariners blog
Marlin Maniac – a FanSided Miami Marlins blog
McCovey Chronicles– an SBNation San Francisco Giants baseball blog
Metsmerized Online – an independent New York Mets baseball blog
MiLB News – Minor League Baseball news; follow your favorite baseball prospects!
MLB Trade Rumors – the best baseball news site ever
Motor City Bengals – a FanSided Detroit Tigers blog
Nolan Writin’ – a FanSided Texas Rangers baseball blog
Off the Bench Baseball – an aggregate for lots of interesting baseball content
Orioles Hangout – Baltimore Orioles baseball blog
Over the Monster – an SBNation Boston Red Sox blog
Pinstripe Alley – an SBNation New York Yankees blog
The Prospect Times – a Texas Rangers blog focusing on their minor league prospects.
Puckett’s Pond – a FanSided Minnesota Twins baseball blog
Purple Row – an SBNation Colorado Rockies baseball blog
Red Reporter – an SBNation Cincinnati Reds blog
Redbird Rants – a FanSided St. Louis Cardinals blog
Redleg Nation – Where obsessive fans of Cincinnati Reds baseball gather, since 2005
Reviewing the Brew – a FanSided Milwaukee Brewers blog
Rising Apple – a FanSided New York Mets blog
Rox Pile – a FanSided Colorado Rockies baseball blog
Royals Review – an SBNation Kansas City Royals blog
Rum Bunter – a FanSided Pittsburgh Pirates blog
Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) – “SABR strives to be the essential community for the world of baseball through our global membership, inclusive events, and all-encompassing research.”
Sodo Mojo – a FanSided Seattle Mariners blog
Southside Showdown – a FanSided Chicago White Sox blog
South Side Sox – an SBNation Chicago White Sox blog
Sox on 35th – an independent Chicago White Sox blog
Sully Baseball – one of the older baseball blogs on the internet, Sully used to have a daily podcast, but for now, he’s just posting regularly in a couple of series “The Summer Score” and “Who Owned Baseball”
Sun Sentinel Miami Marlins News – self-explanatory
Surviving Grady – a Boston Red Sox blog with humor and news
Talk Nats – a Washington Nationals baseball blog
That Ball’s Outta Here – a FanSided Philadelphia Phillies blog
Think Blue LA – an independent Los Angeles Dodgers blog
Tomahawk Take – a FanSided network Atlanta Braves News and Fan Community
True Blue LA – an SBNation LA Dodgers community
Twinkie Town – an SBNation Minnesota Twins baseball blog
Twins Daily – an independent Minnesota Twins baseball blog
USS Mariner – “Seattle Mariners blog for analysis, commentary, and… sigh.”
White Cleat Beat – a FanSided Oakland Athletics (A’s) baseball blog
Venom Strikes – a FanSided network blog for Arizona Diamondbacks baseball
Viva El Birdos – an SBNation St. Louis Cardinals blog
Yanks Go Yard – a FanSided New York Yankees blog
Yardbarker (MLB) – Breaking News, Rumors, and Highlights
Appendix: Baseball Blogs Not Currently Being Updated
Beyond the Box Score – hasn’t enjoyed a new post since March 2022, but there’s such a vast archive of excellent articles still worth a read!
Fenway Nation – this Red Sox blog stopped posting in June 2022, probably as the ‘22 Sox looked to be going nowhere, which was true. Will return to see if the blog continues.
Halo Hangout – Angels blog stopped posting at the end of August 2022; will have to revisit after the season.
Halos Heaven – an SBNation Angels blog that hasn’t been updated since around Spring Training 2022.
Rays Colored Glasses – this FanSided Tampa Bay Rays blog stopped posting after late August 2022. Hopefully they return.
Red Sox Life – Another Red Sox blog that appears to have fallen off during 2022, this one in July.
Ron Kaplan’s Baseball Bookshelf – a great resource for finding good baseball books to read. Ron’s last post was at the end of August, so hopefully, he returns to make more updates!
Have any favorite baseball blogs you’d like to add to this list? Found a blog that hasn’t updated in over a year, or one that’s been taken over by sports betting spammers? Let us know in the comments!