Alex Ciepley has decided to join the ranks at the ever-expanding All-Baseball.com world. He will be contributing to the Cub Reporter, working hand in hand with my good friend Christian Ruzich. Congratulations to both men, as the increased exposure will bring Alex the recognition he deserves, and Christian can use the help, as he is busy designing and building a flat-out juggernaut over there.
Anyway, that means I have to send ball talk back to the minors (actually, it will disappear forever), and promote someone from my bench to bat seventh. I have decided to use the Sports Economist, as I feel Skip brings something very different to the game, an important factor. Rounding out my 25 man roster, I have brought up the Bench Coach. A new and frequent writer, Mr. Austin deserves a chance to impress.