We reported a week and a half ago about ESPN baseball columnist Keith Law interviewing with the Houston Astros, possibly for the position of scouting director. Then, we heard nothing about it for a while. Yesterday, Law tweeted that he’d be staying with ESPN and not taking a job with the Astros.
The internet rejoiced at the news, mostly because it means that we won’t get deprived of Law’s blunt, sometimes harsh, but always generally truthful analysis of MLB transactions. Plus, we’re getting close to the time of year where many fans renew their Insider subscriptions: top 100 prospect time! Law’s lists are usually among the best and most informative amongst baseball analysts.
It’s a shame that a MLB team won’t be able to have his unique blend of sabermetric and scouting knowledge in their front office, but its fantastic news for fans of his work, because we’ll still get access to it on a regular basis. Here’s hoping ESPN gives him a more elevated role in 2012 and bring a more advanced statistical analysis to their multi-platform television coverage too.