We've done this a number of times in the past, but we're bringing it back for another round this season.
What are Community Team Previews?
29 members of RR sign up to write a preview of each MLB team. It's a way for people interested in a certain team to have the opportunity to pick a team to research and write about, and a way to give back to your site.
What should a preview consist of?
The format itself is up to you, but make sure to mention the key players on the team, as well as any notable additions and subtractions.
Does it matter how I write and format it?
Completely up to you! In the past, we've had people write up a straight analysis of the team, and there have people who have chosen to write it in alter-ego voices, or write them as stories. Any way you want to approach it is perfectly fine, as long as you make it about the team in question. Vaguely. Have fun with it!
Where do they go?
You can write your preview up as a FanPost, and from there we'll promote it to the front page. That's right, this is an easy chance to get your stuff read by a TON of people.
When you sign up, there'll be a day attached. Post it sometime on that day, preferably in the morning. That probably means get it done before that day. If we don't hear from you, I'll hunt you down. We don't want any gaps in the coverage, so don't sign up for one and disappear and let everybody down.
Okay, fine, I won't sign up for one that I can't commit to.
Yes! Where do I sign up?
Here's the schedule, as currently drawn up. Sign up below, and I'll update this list as people sign up.
2/23 - Seattle Mariners - ken
2/24 - Atlanta Braves - Farneyismycopilot
2/25 - Chicago White Sox - PeteyHendrix
2/26 - New York Mets - redbear
2/27 - Los Angeles Angels - Derek Grimes
3/2 - San Francisco Giants - NFeds
3/3 - Cleveland Indians - Aaron Michael
3/4 - Colorado Rockies -
#1 Rockies Fan Wick Ter rell Vinny Castilla is Batman
3/5 - Boston Red Sox - Xenobeef of Athens
3/6 - Miami Marlins - Cy Schourek
3/9 - Detroit Tigers - chazerize
3/10 - San Diego Padres - HamWinningherm
3/11 - Tampa Bay Rays - Bbbill64
3/12 - Arizona Diamondbacks - knightofsebastian
3/13 - Houston Astros - kyle_patrick8
3/16 - Los Angeles Dodgers - Walks Will Haunt
3/17 - Oakland Athletics - high heat
3/18 - Philadelphia Phillies - MC Reds Hot
3/19 - Texas Rangers - badenjr
3/20 - Washington Nationals - Csmountaineer
3/23 - Kansas City Royals - KC Gardner
3/24 - Milwaukee Brewers - Chuck Scrabbles
3/25 - Baltimore Orioles - BubbaFan
3/26 - Pittsburgh Pirates - professionalpirate
3/27 - Toronto Blue Jays - blotzphoto
3/30 - St. Louis Cardinals - crolfer
3/31 - Minnesota Twins - Bryan Harris
4/1 - Chicago Cubs - ArkansasRedsFan
4/2 - New York Yankees - Wick