Transaction Oracle, the Future
As most of you probably ought to know by now, I’ve been contributing regularly to ESPN.com for about a year and a half. As such, a lot of the transaction analysis stuff that went on in this area has gone by the wayside, simply because I’ve done a lot of articles for ESPN that involve player signings and trades. While I don’t write up every trade for ESPN, I do enough that to oraculate about the rest here would tend to leave this blog unsatisfyingly fragmented. After all, what good’s a transaction blog if it doesn’t talk about the biggest transactions?
I’ve gone through a lot of soul-searching as to what to do with this blog. After all, it’s been around for more than a decade. So rather than turn the area into solely a projection blog, we’ve brought aboard an additional soothsayer, Ron Johnson. For those of you that were around for the origin of sabermetrics on the internet, Ron should be an old name, a guy who was sabermetrically inclined before the rest of us usenet nerds, from me to Forman to Law to Kahrl to Voros and others spent our formative writing years tormenting AOL and WebTV users. Well, not Forman because he’s above-average in niceness.
It’s hard to let control of something go when you’ve been the sole person involved for so long, but at some point, it needs to be done. With Ron on board, I’ll have the ability to contribute to transaction discussions while still fulfilling my other contracts as we’ll be able to do the full array of transactions, rather than swiss cheese-style.
Posted: October 24, 2011 at 07:40 PM | 19 comment(s)
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