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.

AFL Participants:
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?).


3 thoughts on “Post-Mortium on MPH?

  1. Marc
    October 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Tejesh,
    No question that the site has not been the same the last year – year and a half. Maybe you should re-format so it isn’t as much of a chore. You already give daily updates on the top prospects for each team. Why not instead go into more depth on a select few at a time (one or two). That way you don’t have to go through all the stats every day, and you can focus, instead, on the stories that really matter.
    I check your site every day, so I would miss not having it. I’d just like to find more stuff worth spending a few minutes to read and digest.

    Best regards,

  2. Tejesh
    October 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Go in depth in what manner? I only have access to the same things you do, boxscores and Gamedays and the like.

  3. Marc
    October 13, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Well, every once in a while, some video of a top prospect gets posted on one of a variety of websites. I know I’ve seen some on Wheeler and Flores on random sites. Maybe see if you can get some kinds of scouting archives and see how their swings/pitches develop over time. May or may not be less tedious, but there are a number of reports when players are drafted, then there are a couple at the end of the year here and there, there isn’t a whole lot of follow up on how the prospects are doing at improving in the specific areas mentioned at the beginning of the season (level swing, identify breaking pitches). Just an idea, but providing updates one player at a time throughout the year.