The MLBlogs Top 100

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By popular request, we have compiled the first-ever MLBlogs Top 100
to show our 2008 traffic leaders in this community by page view. The
range is from our relaunch on Opening Day to date.
These are
separated as usual by templates, one for MLB PRO BLOGS (members of the
Major League Baseball family) and FAN MLBlogs. Congratulations to the
Top 100!


It’s no surprise
the top two MLBlogs are collaborative efforts, pooling the talents of
30 writers for up-to-the-minute breaking news and rumors during
the two biggest periods of roster moves: the mid-season Trade Deadline and the offseason Hot Stove. Josh Rawitch’s Inside the Dodgers and Bryan Hoch’s Bombers Beat
were near the top on the strength of extremely active communities of
commenters, while Mark DeRosa takes the prize as the top-ranked player
blogger with his blog, The Pulse. As for October Gonzo, he finished 17th — respectably high for a newcomer who didn’t get much publicity. πŸ™‚

1. Hot Stove Blog
2. Trade Talk
3. Inside the Dodgers
4. The Pulse
5. Bombers Beat
6. The Baseball Collector
7. Beck’s Blog
8. CastroTurf
9. Organizational Report
10. Inside the White Sox
11. Shane Victorino’s Postseason Blog
12. *touch* ’em all
13. Brownie Points
14. Obviously, You’re Not a Golfer
15. Postcards from Elysian Fields
16. Major League Bastian
17. October Gonzo
18. Dining with ‘Dre
19. Frenchy’s Forum
20.’s Fantasy 411
21. Jacoby Ellsbury’s Postseason Blog
22. Newberg Report
23. Beat the Streak Report
24. B3: Big, Bald and Beautiful
25. The USA Baseball 16U Blog
26. Geeking on the Draft
27. Tommy Lasorda’s World
28. MLBlogosphere
29. Phillies Insider
30. Rangers Farm Report: The Future is Here
31. Red Sox Insider Blog
32. Behind the Mask
33. Down the Line with the Phillies Ballgirls
34. Gameday
35. Around the Horn in KC
36. Carlos Pena’s Postseason Blog
37. Scorpion Tales: C.J. Wilson’s trek across the blogosphere
38. Official Home Run Derby Blog
39. Yankees in the AFL
40. Twins Ballpark Update
41. Yooooouuuuukkkkk
42. Ryan Braun’s Postseason Blog
43. Friar John’s Blog
44. Vine Line’s Cubs Club Blog
45. Siguiendo a los Mets
46. MLB Urban Youth Academy
47. Yankee Stadium Memories
48. Mets in the AFL
49. Ben’s Biz Blog
50. Torii Hunter’s Postseason Blog
52. Official All-Star Game Blog
53. Brian Anderson’s House of Blogs
54. Brian’s Baseball Blog from Beijing
55. Comerica Park, 48201
56. National Youth Baseball Championships
57. New York Minute
58. Brian Anderson’s Postseason Blog
59. Torre Stories
60. MLB.TV Mosaic Blog
61. A’s Thru Z
62. It’s a Kind of a Family. It’s a Kind of Insanity.
63. Liga Mexicana
64. The Kevin Slowey Blog
65. Official Final Vote Blog
66. Inside the Chiefs
67. Jesse Sanchez at the Park
68. Twins Confidential
69. 2008 Draft Prospect Blog
70. Wright Now
71. The Dog Ate Daron’s Homework
72. An Astros Minute
73. Red Sox in the AFL
74. The Dish
75. Mountain Dew Reds Crew Official Blog
76. Welcome to Third and King
77. Braves in the AFL
78. Ask Dave
79. Leading Off – Remembering John Marzano (1963-2008)
80. White Sox in the AFL
81. Rich Folkers is throwing up in the bullpen: Life on the beat
82. From the Booth with Steve Stewart
83. Take Me Out To The Blog Game
84. The Big Blue Blog
86. Dodgers in the AFL
87. A ‘Braves’ New World
88. Orioles in the AFL
89. Statues on Parade Marathon
90. got milb?
91. Royals in the AFL
92. Cardinals in the AFL
93. Giants in the AFL
94. Cubs in the AFL
95. Reds in the AFL
96. MLB Musings with Michael – Look Who I Just Interviewed!
98. Academy Barons
99. Voices of The Game
100. Twins in the AFL


In an election year, it shouldn’t surprise anyone to see a politically tinged blog like Red State Blue State draw major traffic. Prince of New York
Paul Lebowitz continued to enjoy a big following with his in-depth
analysis, while another New Yorker, novelist ZoΓ« Rice, is getting
plenty of attention for her baseball writing in Pick Me Up Some Mets. Despite coming on the scene in August, All Baseball All the Time closed very strong to finish fifth, while Big Pupi gets special mention as the only canine on the list of active Fan MLBlogs. Props to author Jane Heller for cracking the Top 10 despite joining the season late. Comment on any and all of these below, and you will automatically grow your own following.

1. Red State Blue State
2. Prince of New York
3. Pick Me Up Some Mets!
5. All Baseball All The Time
6. Blogging Dodgers and Baseball
7. Big Pupi- Baseball Dog Blogger
8. The Rumor Mill – MLB Rumors
10. Confessions of a She-Fan
11. The Brewer Nation
12. Bruce Markusen’s Cooperstown Confidential
13. The ‘Burgh Blues
14. Baseball, The Yankees, and Life…
15. Yogi Brewer
16. Phillies Phollowers
17. Yankees Chick
18. Bleeding Pinstripes
20. Cambios y Curvas
21. Baseball Cleats & Shoes
22. Statistician Magician
23. Rays Renegade
24. Phillies Red Pinstripes
25. Angry Fan’s Baseball Fix
26. sittingstill
27. My Brewers
28. Red Sox Nation Daily
29. Red Sox Hen
30. Baseball Bats
31. Cardinal Girl
32. Hook, Line Drive, & Sinker
33. The Bullpen Baker
34. The Green and Gold Gal
35. Dugout Diary by Joe Boesch
36. Who’s in Right Field? — My Brewers Blog
37. Crawly’s Cub Kingdom
38. Rachel’s Redbird Ramblings
39. 1060 West Addison: A Chicago Cubs Blog
40. District Boy
41. Bjarkman’s Latino and Cuban League Baseball History Page
42. The 1 Constant…Baseball
43. Sports Propaganda
44. DYNASTY League Baseball from designer of Pursue the Pennant
46. Wrightoholics
47. Flair For The Dramatic
48. Rockpile Rant
49. Hardball
50. We’re talkin Homer, Blue Jays and MLB
51. The Closer
52. 4thebirds
53. Let’s Go Tribe: Looking to end the 60 year curse
54. For everything else, there’s Yankees Baseball.
56. The Hot Corner
57. The Heirloom
58. Prose and Ivy
59. Chicago White Sox Fan Message Board… The White Sox Guy
60. (Transplanted) Nation – A Boston Red Sox Blog
61. 161 and River: Yankee News and Analysis From a Fan’s Perspective
62. Thurman Munson Should Be In The Hall Of Fame
63. Perfect Pitch
64. Ranger Trade Talk
65. Rising From the Ashes
66. The Good of the Game
67. Love of The Game: Through 2 Different Pairs of Eyes
68. The BILF Report
69. Baby Paul’s Baseball Blog
70. Down the Left Field Line: Life, Baseball & Eric Byrnes
71. Dodgers Blog
72. Barrel Man’s Brewings
73. Girls Don’t Know Anything About Baseball
74. Unfinished Business
75. Phightin’ Phils Phorum
76. Big League Hair
77. The Baseball Nut
78. Joe Fuller Red Sox Fantasy 08
79. Fantasy Lineups
80. Atlanta Bred
81. The 6-4-3
82. Johnny Archive in J.A.I.L.
83. Mo In The 9th
84. Cubs Nation- wasn’t our time.
85. Out of the (Field) Box
86. Ballpark Frank
87. 1961 Yankee Stadium Replica
88. Rays from across the Pond
89. Rays Archive
90. Dodger lyrics
91. Mets’ Main Man
92. Cubs Chatter
93. The Squad
94. The Season Experience
95. Julia’s Rants
96. Heading Around First
97. New Mexican Yankee Fan
98. Dispatches from Red Sox Teen Nation
99. San Diego Wannabes
100. Hitless Wanderings in Texas

Note: Among Fan MLBlogs, “active” accounts were considered.

As we’ve done often with the weekly Latest Leaders, here is a little trivia contest. The first person (other than Rays Renegade lol) to post a comment here listing all 12 EXACT URLs in this illustration will get some extra promo love right here at the Msphere. Have at it:



I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don?t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.It is a appreciable that you are too good to manage your blog because actual meaning of blog dies if irrelevant comments remain for long time.For good post knowledge based comments should be written so that people can learn from this blog.

Julia’s Rants are way too low on the Top 100 Fan Blogs. I’d consider at least 55-60th on the list.

Julia’s Rants are way too low on the Top 100 Fan Blogs. I’d consider at least 55-60th on the list.

Julia’s Rants are way too low on the Top 100 Fan Blogs. I’d consider at least 55-60th on the list.

Julia’s Rants are way too low on the Top 100 Fan Blogs. I’d consider at least 55-60th on the list.

PLEASE, Kenny Williams, bring back Jermaine Dye. The team needs him.

If anyone is a fan of ballhawking, I’ve got the blog for you!

more info on the halos @

all california, anaheim and/or los angles angels of anaheim info

I’m getting a bit disgusted with Brad Lidge consistantly “giving away” games with his current child-like talents (or lack of) in the ninth inning after the rest of the team have busted their tails the prior eight innings to win.
Don’t take me wrong,…I like Charlie Manuel,…he’s done a fantastic job here in Philly earning new respect for a team that has had a myriad of problems over the past two decades until last year. What I fail to understand is why he is so “Pro Lidge”. He was “perfect” last year,…so what,…that’s history,…back to the little league for him,…NOW!!

Congrats to all that made the list even those going down should be happy those moving up should be happier, glad to see a few Philly blogs listed….. keep it up everyone its good reading….

I hope to make the list again this year !!!!!!


Hi Mark, I’m Ellen, a regular on Ian Brownes “Brownie Points”. What is it that determines the rankings of the blogs. Is it the number of hits that the blog receives?? All of the Brownie Points Bloggers are curious regarding that. We intend to become THEE Number One Beat Writers Blog!!!! Ian deserves to have his blog up from #13…. have a good one.

April1st (my moms B-day!) You have to click on “sign out” 1st and then sign in. I had that problem too til someone clued me in

It lets me comment if I hit submit quickly.

Otherwise it gives me this message that I am not allowed to comment.

Why am I not allowed to comment?

Hi Mark! For MLB home page consideration: “Looking forward to seeing what Hendry has in store for Cubs fans on the ‘Nice’ list.”


Prose and Ivy

wow,, Number 77 I had no idea I would have even made the top 1,000 never mind 100

Oh, bravissimo! I looked around the site but must have missed it. To quote my favorite book, “I looooooves free.”

I don’t think so, Kylie, at least that’s what I’ve read from other comments — people expressing joy that MLB Network is free with your cable whereas NFL Network you pay for. That’s what I’m reading. I am sure if you go to you can get more answers.

MLB Network article*

Gosh dang, I don’t know where my brain is today.

Hey Mark, good to see the badge spreading. Looks pretty dang sweet and thanks for the embed code!
The MLB Network was great. Unfortunately, you didn’t answer my #1 question: will I have to pay extra? Comcast customer support is, so it seems, morally opposed to providing straightforward answers to the important questions and I was hoping you might know.
Kylie —

Bally, you’re on everyone’s radar here, obviously you started late in the year. I’ve been doing the weekly Latest Leaders as well and you’ve been on those and I’m sure will be on the ones to come. I will post that list as soon as I can, and we’re all greatly appreciative of you taking your time as a player to be an active MLBlogger here. It’s a great blog…everyone be sure to keep checking out:

Jeff: NP

Zoe: Added the badge to your blog at

when they gonna re do this list i want to make it one day haha

Hi Mark, RE: my “buffering” comment on your MLB Network story… it was my attempt at a joke. I love my package, but I hate the endless stream of “buffering” interruptions. I thought it’d be funny if the MLB Network had similar issues on cable television. That joke is kind of an insider, only applicable to those who subscribe to Sorry if I confused you or anyone else; I do look forward to the network… especially if there is no “buffering” involved.

Mark, I’ve been *awful* at posting during the off-season, but I plan to change that!! I’ll take the badge if you can tell me where to stick it on my code πŸ˜‰

Thanks for keeping tabs on me, buddy.

P.s leave some feedback on what you guys think… and thanks to all that have already done so…

Man great blogs people I like to look at all of them.. very interesting and a lot of good info…. Check out my blog I have been putting in alot of time to make it real good and a lot of info that fans and other players dont really right about so check it out I would love it

Collin aka Bally Star

Those graphics for Jeff and Paul (on the front page of are really awesome. How many of the Top 100 are you doing? I am hoping at least until #13 πŸ˜‰

Those graphics (on the main page of for Jeff and Paul are really awesome. How many are you going to do from the Top 100? I am hoping up to #13 ;-).

The Prince as Godzilla graphic is killer! What fun! Thanks for the extra panel exposure the other day… good times for all.

Good news for Rocco Baldelli fans.
I got some inside scoop news that he visited a Cleveland Clinic recently and they discovered a misdiagnosis of his fatique syndrome. He actuallt has channelopathy, which can be cured and he can lead a regular life, which includes playing every day in the future.

Awesome news for any fans of this great ball player. You heard it here first……………

Rays Renegade


Now I feel bad after I stopped posting in July….we had a son and that’s been priority #1. But, I promise to do right by the honor.

Congrats to everyone else who made it.

Over and out-


What a thrill! Top 100! This is such a great community and I have really enjoyed contributing over the years. I’m just starting to get things cranked up for 2009! So, if you love fantasy baseball as much as I do, then please come on by.

What a great early Christmas present! Happy Holidays everyone!

-Johnny Archive

everyone check out my blog

Hey all,

I was having a bout of insomnia last night and got a wild notion to make an All-Christmas baseball team. So if you want to see what a sleep-deprived person does at 4 am, go check out my little homage to the Christmas season and the characters we all know and love.

I actually had fun writing this………..great memories and simple pleasures last night………..

Rays Renegade

This is like the coolest thing that’s happen since the World Series :O) Seriously. My life is that dull.
But really…#16 is awesome!!! Thanks so much :O)


OK, here are just some of the examples of MLBlogs that have added the MLBlogs Top 100 badge to their blogs. Alyssa was like gimme-gimme…and thanks to her for a great holiday post today at touch ’em all! Always feel free to send more ideas for things we can do to grow the best baseball blogging community.

Nice to see lots of MLBloggers adding the badge!

Thanks for the code Mark………

All up and running on

Looks good with the Rays blue background too.

Rays Renegade

just some that already have placed the badge in their headers. if you’re doing this, it’s best to put two br tags and THEN the script I am emailing, all at the END of the Description text.

Mark, on the front page of, my link under the leaders section goes to the LA Dodgers blog. Hopefully you can change it, and thanks for the recognition.

Hey guys, I have the embed image up on my blog’s header if anyone wants to see it.
Kylie —

See announcement at the top for instructions on getting the MLBlogs Top 100 badge.

If you are on the list, please also go out of your way to welcome others to the MLBlogs community. Leaving your URL in their comments not only brings you new followers, but it also elevates them throughout the community.

I guess everyone can see now that followings come not from what we do with the promotional panel on the homepage, but (a) how good your blog is and (b) how much you participate in the community by commenting on others’ blogs.

Also, here’s another announcement:

Always feel free to excerpt about 15-18 words from your MLBlog in a comment right here. We maintain that spot on the lower left of the homepage just for you, and I am going to tell the folks who choose those blurbs to always check this comment space as a priority for consideration there. They are also instructed to spread the wealth among many MLBloggers in that space. It’s another way we link every day from the world’s biggest baseball site to you guys; no other blogging community comes remotely close in that capability.

I would also like to know about that header.

So when will the code for the header be released?


So, I’d made no. 24 among the top 100 fan blogs for the year so far. Not too bad for someone who has only started blogging here this past April. I just hope that I can stay among the top 100.
Oh, and thanks for the congrats at my blog earlier today Mark.

Yeah, baby!

-Zack (aka “The Baseball Collector”)

No list is complete without included on it. This is a site run by the fans, for the fans. gets exclusive interviews with Angels officials. It also has several minor league players who post blogs.

Stop by and visit…

Here’s a new one covering all sports.


The SportsRagePage

Oh ya! Oh ya! Doing the happy dance while typing.

What did I win?

Wow, I can’t believe I made it to number 97! Jeez, I didn’t expect to be on here at all.

Yeah, baby. Started in June, and I’ve hardly had any time to post lately but I’m psyched I made the list. Who-hoo!


I stayed out of it Mark……………..Even though I knew the correct way this time lol.

Congrats, you rock this time.

I guess it is a good thing we do not write these blogs in crayons ( I would need alot of white crayons for corrections).

Rays Renegade

Thrilled to be included on the top 100 fan blogs at #58! This community is developing into an amazing place for fans to interact and truly appreciate and enjoy the game. Thanks Mark and everyone else who helps to keep MLBlogs up and running and of course to all of you who support “Prose and Ivy”!

“Prose and Ivy”

Holy cannoli! #85! I totally wasn’t expecting to even make it! Thanks so much, guys–I promise I’ll post more often, starting now πŸ˜€
Kylie —

Red State Blue State
The Baseball Collector
Confessions of a She-Fan
Inside the Dodgers
Blogging Dodgers and Baseball
The Rumor Mill
The Pulse
Pick Me Up Some Mets!
Prince of New York
Big Pupi
Inside the White Sox

Congrats to — you got them all. My list here puts them in order for people, though. From left to right, it starts at the top, goes down, then next column at the top, then down, etc. Have fun checking them all out. That was a quick winner!

As long as it doesn’t involve lightning coming out of your hands, striking me down with all your hate, then I’m game!

A place of your choosing is fine with me. I may be a bit late though. You have done well Viceroy; when my Sith apprentice arrives, she will take….care of you.

Prince, maybe a nice dinner in the middle of the desert somewhere would be a more subtle suggestion than Sparks? πŸ˜‰
–Jeff (aka Fulbright Boy from RSBS)

WHOOHOOO!!! This is sooo cool! Let’s see, I’m #74 AND #90. I guess the 74 is the time I’ve been blogging in the offseason, and the 90 was when I was blogging during the season. COOL!!!!

I appreciate all the visits and the extra plugging Mark. Thanks.
And the Fulbright Boys at RSBS still have that open invitation to Sparks Steakhouse for a celebratory dinner. They’ve yet to accept. It’s MY TREAT!!!


And congrats to my other Rays bloggers on both sides of the Pro and fan fence, Rays Across the Pond for his # 89 ranking, and Carlos Pena’s Blog, which came in at # 39 this season.

Glad to have fellow Rays writers in this fantastic listings…………….Go Rays !!!!!

Rays Renegade


I have to first thank all of you for reading my ramblings and my personal opinions on my hometown team. Secondly I have to thank the Tampa Bay Rays for giving me, and baseball a “magical season of baseball”. It was truly an honor to write about them in 2008.

Last thank you has to go to everyone, Mark included who might have mentioned my name, whispered my storylines, oe rooted for the underdog this year. Number 23 is a huge surprise to me since I have only written on here since August. I left ,y personal website to devote my time and energy to the faithful fans of the MLB, and you have rewarded me 100 times over with your comments and views.

Rays Renegade

AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!! … #14

It’s a great honor to be ranked #14 on the “Top 100” Fan MLBlogs List of 2008 … This past year has been fun, blogging in this great community !!! … Thanks to all who have visited my mlblog — I truly appreciate all your support !!! … Now, for my much anticipated “dedication” … Well, I considered a few different dedications that I could make, and finally decided that any time an honor can be given to Babe Ruth, then, that honor should be proudly presented to the “Babe” !!! … So, I dedicate my #14 ranking on the 2008 list, to “Baseball’s Greatest Player Ever”, Babe Ruth, who is tied for 14th place [with Ed Reulbach and Will White] on the all-time lowest ERA leaders list, with a lifetime ERA of 2.28 … The Babe, of course, was one of the greatest pitchers of all-time, with a 94-46 lifetime won-loss record, to go along with his 2.28 ERA !!! … Excellent numbers, that truly enhances Ruth’s great all-time hitting stats: .342 BA; 714 HR’s; 2,873 Hits; 2,217 RBI’s; .474 OB%; .690 Slug%; etc … View Babe Ruth’s stats, click on: … Congratulations and Best Wishes to all “Fan” and “Pro” mlblogs on the 2008 Leaders Lists !!! … Jimmy [27NYY]

I’m stunned and humbled to find that is the #4 blog, right up there with the New York fanatics.

Thank you to, to MLB Advanced Media and most of all to my readers who had nothing better to do with their lives …

Stephen C. Smith Blog

Cool header grapchis? I like cool header graphics…

For both South Side Rob and myself, thanks for the recognition and thanks for the readership! We’re the longest running Brewer blog on the site, having started way back when we actually had to pay for the right to speak our minds! (Who’d have thunk it??)

Check out the Brewer Nation on at: …and feel free to tell your Brewer fan friends about our easy to remember redirect link:

Top 10, here we come!

– Big Rygg

#47.. still got an uphill hike, but not bad.
V –

My suggestion Mark – a graphic the Top 20-25 fan blogs can post in their header, possibly linking back to the Top 100 list.

Lucky #13. The ‘Burgh Blues is proud to call home.

Wow! I’ve been blogging here about a month and a half and I made 97??!! Thank you to all who have been reading my blog and commenting! I’ve enjoyed visiting some many of your blogs and will try to get to even more. This is such a great community and I can’t wait to see what is to come!


Oh, and I forgot to mention that we can’t wait to see the cool header graphics!

Very proud. Thanks to all. More to come in 2009! Let’s just hope Illinois politics (and USA politics in general) learns how to clean house like Pujols cleans the bases: fast and furious.
–Your Most Humble Jeff Lung and Allen Krause

I’m very excited to make the list since I only came onboard toward the end of the season. Thanks to everyone who’s taken the time to stop by and talk baseball. This community rocks.

I didn’t expect to make this list since I joined in late October, but congrats to everyone who did make it!
I’ll be aiming for the top 50 in 09 though. =)

Wow, glad I made it into the top 50. I usually made the top 30 for most of the season. Did I drop because I changed my blog name a few times? From Rock Pile Rant…Colorado Rockies, then to Rockpile Rant…Postseason, then to just the Rockpile Rant. I would love to see the total of all three. Is that possible?? Thanks…Mark…D

Wow, dropped from 15 to 49. I am not going in the right direction. Remember to stop by and I’ll return the favor!

I’m Number 93? WIPPEEEEEEE!!!!!! I wasn’t expecting to make this list at all!!!!!

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