If we’ve learned anything in this topsy-turvy world of writing about baseball on the internet, it’s that nothing lasts forever.
Baseball Prospectus Kansas City will be shutting down by the end of the year.
As you may have heard, Baseball Prospectus changed ownership last month. The new group is looking to streamline the site. That means the BP locals are ceasing publication and many of the writers from those ventures (including us) will migrate to the main page. There will be Royals content over there, some of it provided by us, but I’m not sure how everything is going to work going forward. There are still a lot of unknowns. Consider this the cliffhanger portion of this announcement. The one thing I do know is that there will no longer be a BP branded site dedicated to the Royals, and that’s too bad. I liked our little corner of the internet.
It’s been a helluva journey, starting at Blogspot, getting picked up to write at MVN with Clark and then traveling to ESPN and their Sweetspot Network before landing at Royals Review. We were independent for the most recent edition of the glory years for the Royals and then joined forces with the guys at Pine Tar Press to bring you this current edition of the blog. See what I mean in the lede? Who am I to give Dayton Moore grief about The Process 2.0 when this is The Blog 5.0 or something?
At any rate, it’s been an honor to work with these guys at the site and bring you some of the most comprehensive, original Royals coverage you’ll find on the free internet. Personally, I’m damn proud we’ve never posted a slideshow. I’m not about to start now.
Thank you for making us a part of your daily Royals experience. We’re still around, and although it may be difficult to find us in the immediate aftermath of all this, we’ll be sure to let you know what’s up when the time comes. Onward.