Not really sure what to title this post, but here are my thoughts/feelings on the blog and you guys and gals who’ve been forever faithful.
As you know, the quality of work here at MPH has been in steady decline since what I’d say was our high point in early 2009. I won’t bother to make excuses or anything, I’ll just say it’s all on me. My love… for the site, for the readers, it’s never waned, I truly do appreciate each and every one of you, the occasional comment, or “good job” or whatever… it honestly made me WANT to do more, but… at the same time, without a co-author, doing 145 articles, daily, with thoughts, opinions… it’s just very tedious.
And beyond that, I don’t have to tell you what’s been going on with the team we all love (or loathe depending on the day, amirite?). It’s been a VERY difficult last four seasons, it’s honestly a grind to read NYFS and/or MetsRefugees and then get up for that night’s slate of minor league games, and then write a recap. It… (this is more of a stream of consciousness thing, I’m not scripting this in any way), it almost feels like a JOB most of the time, and it wasn’t like that during the launch of the site, and for the first 2+ seasons.
In conclusion, I’m really not sure what I’m doing with this site. I’ll probably do winter league updates, but for the second year in a row, there probably won’t be a total MPH System Audit (a staple of the first four full seasons here). I haven’t yet decided what I’ll be doing for the 2013 season (assuming we’re all still here after 12/21). Sway me.
RHRP Ryan Fraser (darkhorse bullpen prospect, mid 90s FB, solid breaking pitch), LHRP Chase Huchingson, LHRP Adam Kolarek (VERY interested in him), RHSP Greg Peavey (came on strong at the end of the season), OH Darrell Ceciliani (very hard to see him opening ’13 in Binghamton no matter what he does here), OF Cesar Puello (ditto Ceciliani?).