A week ago I posted a job opening, looking for new writers to cover the Pirates at the MLB level down the stretch. We got some great applications, and there’s a chance we could continue expanding that coverage going forward. Today is just the start of that, and I am excited to announce our newest writer. Some of you may know him by his Twitter account, and some of you may know him by his name. Please welcome Ed Giles (@InClementeWthr) as the newest writer at Pirates Prospects.
Ed, who is in no way related to Brian Giles, provides a unique opinion on the Pirates, with a firm grasp on advanced statistics. This, combined with the ability to dig deeper into topics with live coverage, will lead to some great articles down the stretch. The Pirates don’t return home until next weekend, and Ed won’t start the live coverage aspect until that point. However, expect his first article on the site early next week. Until then, I’ll have live coverage from St. Louis over the weekend.
The plan down the stretch is for one writer to provide game coverage (notes, transactions, game analysis), with Ed coming on to focus on featured analysis. This analysis is a bonus that we weren’t able to add at the beginning of the year, and are able to add now due to increased subscriptions throughout the year. Our MLB coverage has been a team effort, coming from myself, Pete Ellis, Sean McCool, and Ryan Palencer, with David Hague providing photos. Ed will be a fantastic addition to the team, and I’m looking forward to his first articles next week.