Here at Mets360 we write about the team every day and we do it without access to the players. This has its advantages and disadvantages and it is silly to pretend otherwise. Having first-hand quotes gives stories a legitimacy that they would not have otherwise and frequently there is value to the insight given by players.
But we do not have to play favorites nor hope that player X is in a good mood and actually says something worthwhile. Plus, not having the “crutch” of the go-to quote forces us to look other places for stories, where we frequently wind up with, in my opinion, much better articles.
Plus, having spent some time in clubhouses ranging from the high school level to the pros in baseball, basketball and football – I can tell you it’s not fun. My last clubhouse experience was getting big-timed by the Nets’ Deron Williams, who made me and about 20 other people wait forever, just because he could. You are a prince among men, Deron – don’t ever change.
Still, I would li...