When we put out an open call for applications to join the FanGraphs writing staff, we were hoping to land a couple of good folks to contribute here. Instead, we got so many applications from people who deserve a shot that we ended up hiring nine new writers. You’ve seen a few of them already — Josh Weinstock, Mike Newman, Noah Isaacs, and Jim Breen have already made their debuts — but we’ll be introducing the rest of them to you over the course of the week.
We’re really excited about the people that have joined the site and look forward to their unique and varied contributions, but we also know that many of you who did apply would likely have been great for the site as well. In the end, it simply came down to the fact that we couldn’t hire everyone who deserved a spot.
If you weren’t selected for a position this time around, I’d highly encourage you to keep writing and prove that you deserve a position here. FanGraphs is only going to keep getting better, and we look forward to having more opportunities available in the future.