In very short order, you’re going to see some changes occurring on Future Redbirds. I’ve been disappointed with my ability to provide consistent and engaging posts about the minor leagues over this season. Time commitments at my day job have hampered my ability to post on a regular basis. Jeff and Hardcore Legend have both done a tremendous job (as well as erik when he occasions by) without much guidance from me. The failings and stagnation that the site has gone through are wholly my fault.
In an effort to correct that, I’m bringing in two new individuals to help re-vitalize the site. I hope to free myself from some of the weekend DFR writing to do a better job of posting in the afternoons. The goal being to return to the format that helped Future Redbirds to thrive and provide the content that you’ve come to expect from us.
I’m excited that Patrick (t7rick) and Andrew will both be joining the team at FR. Both Jeff and HL will continue writing DFRs on their regular schedule. Patrick will do some pinch hitting toward the end of the season with an eye on getting set for 2011. Andrew will be joining in a more free writing sense contributing afternoon posts taking a look at the bigger minor league picture.
For myself, I’ll continue writing some DFRs depending on schedules. I’ll also be back in the habit of writing afternoon posts. The site needs better maintenance (it’s shameful that the 2010 top prospect page was never completed) and there’s the likelihood that in the future, we’ll add additional functionality and features to help foster community discussion.
I’m excited about the changes. I think they’ll help improve the site and I hope they allow us to bring the minors to life for Cardinals fans everywhere.
Thanks for being a loyal reader,