This publication is scheduled to hit newsstands today, and can also be ordered online.
It also represents a happy landing of sorts for Maple Street Press. The absence of any 2012 annuals from MSP last spring left many posters wondering what happened. While I don't know all the details or logistics, MSP is now under the Lindy's banner. This year's annual is produced by many of the same editors and contributors who assembled the previous MSP Red Sox Annuals, including MSP founder Jim Walsh (aka SoSHer Zach Crouch). So this endeavor still has SoSH's fingerprints all over it, which is great news.
My article is a look at the rapidly increasing player salaries throughout MLB, the forces driving them up, and where the Red Sox fit in -- particularly this year's signings, many of which were roundly ridiculed as overpays despite their shorter contract commitments.
Hopefully other contributors will chime in with a synopsis of their work so you'll have an idea of what to expect. There are also In The Dugout annuals for the Yankees and Phillies this year, and Lindy's still has back issues of its 2004 Red Sox World Series Collectors Edition available.
As a writer I can say this year's submission process was just as seamless and enjoyable as the previous half-decade of working with Jim and his group, so I'm confident the finished product will reflect the same approach. If you have any questions about the annual, post them here as I'm sure he'll be checking in from time to time.
Edited by mabrowndog, 19 February 2013 - 11:55 AM.