As it is now exam for me for most of us, I expect some decrease in the frequency of posts. I hope people don't stop checking the blog. The busiest posting period of the year usually begins immediately after exams. I want to get a feel of our schedule for posting during the upcoming month.
I plan on still getting some discussion about Marquette basketball going on the blog. MU will have several games in the next couple weeks, including a December 9th matchup against Wisconsin.
The next couple weeks will also feature a lot of baseball activity. Doug Melvin and the Brewers have demonstrated over the past few years that the majority of their personel moves will be made during and around the Winter Meetings that occur in early December. I expect some activity to occur, and I want to see some discussion.
Sometime after exams, I plan to start the MLB Team Audits. For those new to the blog, last year we reviewed about 20 of the 30 baseball organizations. The analysis for each was quite thorough and set the stage for some excellent sports betting and fantasy baseball analysis during the 2006 season. We will continue the Audits this year and hopefully finish one for all 30 teams. Last year, we started on December 24th. That should be a good date to start again this year. With a little bit more help we can get all 30 done before the end of February. So, who wants to contribute with the Audits? Do people want to review just their favorite team? And how should we divide the teams among those who want to review? Right now, I have a few ideas. (1) We pick teams in a typical draft format. This will work best if everyone agrees and can finish an equal amount of reviews. (2) We each review the teams that we reviewed last year and then distribute the remaining teams to those capable of finishing more. (3) We each pick a division to review and review all teams in each assigned division. (4) We each take a part of a team (i.e. pitching, hitting, prospects, future and management) and review that part of each team. We then combine our work into individual team reviews. This method may be the most efficient, but it will require the most teamwork. What are we thinking?
By the end of January, I also plan on finishing the Brewers Top 20 Prospect analysis that I did not finish earlier on account of the Hate-Off. Is there anything else people want to see covered in the next month?