Yesterday Noah made the announcement that he'd be stepping down as the site's managing editor. As of today I will be taking over that role here at Brew Crew Ball. Before I get into that I just want to thank Noah and before him Kyle Lobner for bringing me on board and helping me get started. If they hadn't I don't know where I'd be right now as far as my baseball writing career is concerned. So thanks guys!
On to the topic at hand. I saw some of you voice concern over possible changes at BCB. I'm happy to announce that indeed there will be changes. Wholesale changes! First and foremost we will now be a pay site. There will be an option to pay $9.99 monthly or $99.99 for a whole year.
Second, we're getting rid of the "What I learned" articles, the BCB Community polls, etc. We're going to have new and different articles every day. It'll be a surprise every new day because no one likes regularity and familiarity.
Finally, we will absolutely not be writing humorous articles anymore. We will also now discourage humor in the comments section. No more memes, non-sarcasm-font sarcasm, or Broxton. We all need to learn to comment about baseball the right way. The A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N durgdurmit. Baseball is a holy institution and it should be respected. Having fun is not a part of that. If I see you having fun I'll bring out the ban hammer. It's time to get serious.
I am of course joking. None of that is happening. I'm taking over the site but I don't really want to change BCB. I like it the way it is for the most part. And I'm not all that dissimilar to Noah. For example, he had a borderline obsessive admiration for lovable underdog Khris Davis. (To be fair, if you've read any of my articles anywhere I've written you'll know I share that fondness for Khrush.) Well Khrush is to Noah as Jason Rogers is to me.
Seriously. The guy has been overlooked for far too long! First he was overshadowed by Hunter Morris and we've seen how that's worked out. Then he ignored in favor of Matt Clark and Adam Lind. I think in part because they're both left-handed. Of course Lind is just very good. But Rogers has crushed pitching at every level in the minors. And yeah he might be kind of old at this point to be the long term, 6+ year solution at first base but that's not really his fault. Plus he is still young enough that he could be productive for a good solid 4-5 years yet. Maybe more, who knows? He's crushing at the major league level right now too! What does he have to do to get some more playing time with this club? It's not like they need Adam Lind next year. And as good as he is he's not the type you look to extend into his mid- to late-30's. And furthermore...uh well I'll move on.
One thing I do hope to change is the the number of posts per day as we've had some trouble maintaining that lately. To that end I will be looking to hire some new writers. There will more a more specific post about that coming hopefully next week if not sooner. So I won't elaborate here. But if you want write for us having a writing sample or a link to one ready is a good place to start.
With both the Brewers and Brew Crew Ball going in new directions this winter should be interesting and hopefully fun. If you all have an suggestions of what you'd like to see different from us or see more from us feel free to let us know in the comment section. We'll try to take it under advisement. And of course thanks as always for reading.