Tomorrow I’ll be doing something this site hasn’t seen since 2012: I’ll be going on vacation. I’ll be unplugging completely, and won’t know what is going on surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates for over a week. I’ll be off until Sunday the 11th, at which point I hope to be recharged for the upcoming Spring Training and the upcoming season.
From a site perspective, it will hardly seem like I’m gone. I’ve got nine articles scheduled for next week, including a few First Pitch articles. Most of the off-season talk revolves around the MLB team and off-season moves, but these will largely be based on minor league talk. They will be specifically linked to the top 20 countdown, which will begin on Monday, with one prospect write-up released per day. As for any news that comes up next week, John Dreker will be covering that while I’m gone.
If you order a Prospect Guide in the next week, that’s when you’ll notice that I’m gone. Anyone who orders a book by tomorrow morning at 8 AM will have their book sent out before I leave (the post office isn’t open tomorrow, but I’ll still be dropping them off to go out on Friday). After that, the next shipping date will be Monday the 12th. So if you’re looking to get your copy of the Prospect Guide soon (which features our full top 50 prospect list and profiles on every minor league player), then order by tomorrow at 8 AM. Or order the eBook, which is available to download instantly. You can buy your copy of the Prospect Guide here.
This message is mostly to alert anyone who orders the Prospect Guide during that time that shipping will be delayed. But it’s also an alert for anyone who sends me questions, either via e-mail, comments, or Twitter.
With that said, I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year, and I look forward to returning to the inevitable madness that will surround the Pirates’ off-season, starting the day I leave the country and put John in charge of covering the site news. Sorry, John.