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Joe Posnanski is Leaving Sports Illustrated

Less than three years after joining the staff at Sports Illustrated, Joe Posnanski is leaving. Posnanski has told the magazine he’s moving on, and his next stop is the USA Today/MLB Advanced Media joint venture that was announced last month.*

“Yeah, that’s right,” Posnanski said in a brief phone call. “I’m leaving [SI] with mixed emotions.”

Posnanski said he’ll work the Masters this weekend for Sports Illustrated, but his departure date is still being worked out. He said it’s unclear what his exact role in the USA Today Sports Media Group will be.

Obviously, this is a big loss for Sports Illustrated, which lost its baseball “news” guy Jon Heyman to CBS Sports in December.

Previously: Joe Posnanski Has Left the Kansas City Star for Sports Illustrated*
Previously: Joe Posnanski Thinks that Joe Paterno is Being Made a Scapegoat. Did You Know Posnanski Was Writing a Book on Paterno?

* Yes, this site and Big Lead Sports were purchased by USA Today in January. Nobody in the USA Today Sports Media Group tipped us off to Posnanski.

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