Question for the Masses
I have to say that I liked your site a lot more when you just were doing nightly notes and other posts like that. You can get minor league updates from a few other sites like Sethspeaks.not. I found your nightly notes posts very interesting and a good read, however I have almost stopped reading your site since you began doing regular minor league reports.I don't actually disagree with Brock. The Down on the Farm reports that I put together are very formulaic -- there certainly isn't a lot of my "voice" in them -- but from previous comments and e-mails that I've received, I know that some people like them because they can check in once a week and get an idea of who's playing well. I feel that this is slightly different from Seth's excellent coverage, which is usually more day-to-day and so requires more of a commitment from the reader. The DOTF reports also take a long time to prepare (even in their formulaic format), which certainly does often leave me uninterested in putting together a Nightly Notes column the same night that I put up a DOTF (although that might change once the semester is over and I get more free time -- hard to tell).
So the question is this, for any and all who care to comment -- is there any reason to keep doing these posts? Would it make more sense to provide commentary every two weeks, say, that takes a more qualitative (and hence less numbers-oriented) look at what's been going on in the minor league system? Would something else work even better? I really would like to hear your thoughts on the matter as I take a few days (mostly) off to finish up my work for the semester. Either way, Brock, I do intend to get back to posting regular Nightly Notes columns, so hopefully I haven't yet lost you as a reader.