Three years ago, I lost my job with the only organization I had been with since graduating from college nine-and-a-half years earlier. With a family to support, I was tempted to jump right back into any job I could find (not that it's that easy to jump back into any job) and continue to operate MLBDepthCharts on a part-time basis. The positive feedback I had received from the readers during year one of the site's existence, however, gave me hope that I could eventually turn my knowledge and passion for the game into a career.
The journey has not been an easy one, as most people who have started a business or changed careers can probably tell you, but the hard work had paid off and I can now officially say that I have a full-time career in baseball. Between MLBDepthCharts, my work with Baseball Prospectus, my part-time Stats Stringer job with Major League Baseball, and freelance work with ESPN, I had been getting closer to my goal. Now I've been hired as a full-time Lead Writer with Bleacher Report, covering anything related to Free Agency, Trades, Fantasy Baseball, Rosters, and more. "Project Career Change" is complete.
I'm extremely grateful for this opportunity that I've been given by Bleacher Report and Turner Sports. I get paid to write about baseball! Best of all, I'll continue to operate MLBDepthCharts and continue to work my other part-time baseball jobs.
Thanks to all the readers for all the support over the past four years! MLBDepthCharts will continue to be what it always has. Now you can read more a lot more of my work at Bleacher Report.