One of the greatest pleasures I’ve had as a writer is the time I’ve spent at Baseball Prospectus. Every day I see the great work being put out there by the staff, and know that not only is that due to the authors BP retains, but also the outstanding editorial staff. I was brought on in May of last year with the idea that I would be on the staff till the end of Dec. ’06. Much to my pleasure, I was asked to stay on as a contributor in an open-ended agreement.
The other great pleasure of mine is the resource you are reading right now: The Biz of Baseball. Started in September of last year, it has grown in visibility and content; something I am eternally grateful for to you, the readers.
With the growth of The Biz of Baseball, and my work branching out into other sports business, such as the 2007 Pro Football Prospectus Annual and the Biz of Sports blog, it was time to step back from doing Baseball Prospectus on a weekly basis, and that shift starts today.
That doesn’t mean, however, that I will not be publishing on BP in the future. Nate Silver has invited me to do guest articles from time to time, and I will certainly take him up on that offer.
So, what does this mean in the near term? Well, for one, you’ll be getting more analysis from me here. It also means I’ll have time to expand The Biz of Baseball in terms of some of the data I have on hand.
In the long term, the shift will allow me to touch on other sports business and freelance on occasion. As mentioned, I’m doing a business of the NFL piece for the Pro Football Prospectus, and I’m in contact with others about doing work in the future.
So, I’m leaving Baseball Prospectus, but I’m not. I have far too much admiration and love for those that do BP to not to want to stay in contact with them. In the mean time, let’s see where the road goes.
Maury Brown is the founder and president of The Biz of Baseball. He can be contacted here.