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minorleagueball.com shutting down

Discussion in 'Minor League Forums' started by Hendu for Kutch, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Hendu for Kutch

    Hendu for Kutch Member SoSH Member

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    Must have been very sudden, but in the comments section of his Mets preview, John Sickels posted that Vox is discontinuing the site.

    He also stated that he may be able to take the brand with him elsewhere, but it was still TBD.

    I hope Sickels pops up again somewhere very quickly. He's always been very down to Earth and approachable, and his coverage has always had great depth.
     
  2. PedroKsBambino

    PedroKsBambino Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Agreed---I think it's a tough niche, and he clearly has sought to be somewhat indepdendent, but I hope he finds a good home.
     
  3. Scoops Bolling

    Scoops Bolling Member SoSH Member

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    The comments hoping for The Atlantic are interesting. I haven't cared enough about The Atlantic to subscribe, nor do I care enough about minor league baseball to subscribe to BA or the like, but if Sickels (and maybe a couple others) went to The Atlantic...I'd probably subscribe then.
     
  4. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    The Atlantic or The Athletic? The Athletic is great, definitely recommended already.
     
  5. JimD

    JimD Member SoSH Member

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    I never heard of this site until the shutdown announcement.
     
  6. Hendu for Kutch

    Hendu for Kutch Member SoSH Member

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    You missed out my friend. Hitter top 50's, Pitcher top 50's, team top 20's, all with letter grades and explanations, daily anecdotal and trend updates, Ask Me Anything sessions, regular comment interaction, etc. Plus a pretty engaged community.

    It has slowed down a bit the last couple of years but was still one of the best free sites around for info on minor leaguers.
     
  7. Scoops Bolling

    Scoops Bolling Member SoSH Member

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    Athletic. Wires in my brain getting crosses.
     
  8. h8mfy

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    Every single time I see a reference here to The Athletic I think "what an odd topic for The Atlantic to be covering"...and then I read more closely.
     
  9. Jinhocho

    Jinhocho Dope Dope

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    He was my favorite prospect guy, but each year he was slower on his book and website than the last. He needs to be at a place where someone will hold him to account.
     
  10. charlieoscar

    charlieoscar Member

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    You are not the only one, but according to Sickels:

    I can confirm that Minor League Ball content and archives will remain online and Vox will help with any transition to another platform. I can also confirm that the twitter account here will remain under my control.
     

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