Post by Mike Andrews on Nov 4, 2016 11:51:40 GMT -5
Now that the baseball season is officially over, I’m writing to let everybody know about some changes at SoxProspects for 2017.
• Most of the Staff will be back for 2017, but as you may have seen on social media, we're hiring a couple web editors an social media specialists. We'll miss former staff members John Gray, Steve Henley, Rebecca Fishbein, Michael Grossi, and Andrew Kolodziej next year!
• We won’t be posting news on SP News that was already reported by other news outlets, and instead we will put the focus more on analysis. For example, instead of scrambling to be the 4th or 5th outlet to "break" the news that Yoan Moncada was promoted to Boston, we will not be posting a news item on that, but will instead focus our efforts on posting a transaction analysis in a timely manner. We will continue to report news if it's something we're actually breaking from our own sources.
• We officially launched the Scouting Log earlier this week. It's linked off the top menu now.
• Starting in March, we’ll be moving Notes to twice per week. Look for shorter pieces with more frequency.
• Starting in April, we’ll be streamlining the Cup of Coffee to focus on roughly 3 sentences per game, focusing more on top prospect, starting pitcher, staff Twitter observations, and standout performances, rather than the flow of the game itself.
Post by jodyreidnichols on Nov 15, 2016 13:13:19 GMT -5
Sound good, but the focus on top prospects can go to far. Yankee game write ups years ago would feature star of the game Jeter who went 1 for 5 with a single in an 8-2 win. Every year new prospects emerge and hopefully that is realized and focused on too. Updates on a top prospect who was not key to the games outcome can be deduced simply by not mentioning them too. Fodder for thought.
As a child little did you know when you picked up a baseball it would grip you for life.