Happy Thanksgiving

Apologies for the lack of posts lately, but that’s the nature of the offseason in the minors… sometimes there’s something to write about every day, and sometimes it’s like trying to find intelligent conversation on sports talk radio. (And as we saw this week with the Let’s Put A Roof On Nationals Park “story,” this kind of dead zone can be found in the majors, too).

My offline life has also been ultrabusy lately, though I’m expecting a bit of a lull for which I’ve been waiting to attack the next few projects… the 2014 Watchlist… the obligatory Top 10 lists… thoughts on the Top 10/20/25-or-6-to-4 lists of other prospect followers… and cover the Rule 5 draft (which is also a week later than last year).

Despite how much harder it’s been than in years past (see “ultrabusy” above), I still appreciate the opportunity to pass along information and commentary with the kind flair (perhaps not 37 pieces, but I digress) that I wouldn’t be allowed to do elsewhere (i.e. a mainstream newspaper or website). I’m thankful that people somehow like (or tolerate, if you ask my wife) this and appreciate the folks who visit, read, and comment.

As always, travel safe, show some plate discipline, and call your mother!

Author: Luke Erickson

Since 2009, Luke Erickson has been chief writer, editor, and bottle-washer of NationalsProspects.com. Potomac is his home base as a season-ticket holder, but he has visited every affiliate north of Florida at least once, with multiple trips to Hagerstown and Harrisburg.

10 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. Still chuckling at the “plate discipline” remark – tell your wife you’ve now got a following from Shanghai who more than tolerates your blog. Don’t see many games live here but with sites like yours plus mlb.com, I still can feel part of the Nats fanbase. Thanks for giving me your top lists with flair and humor.


  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you, to, Luke, I appreciate your posts every time.
    Good old Spike, we miss him so! Is it true from that photo that he had already eatin one of your doors before dinner had already started?
    From the lack of photos, I’m guessing that Spike’s successors have been demoted from the tech staff. 🙂

    Always good to know we have a Shanghai correspondent when the need arises.

  3. TY for a diligent year long job on postings
    And website oversight, Luke!
    Between mlbreports , your site, and a
    Few others, I appreciate the pre- and post
    Internet years I have enjoyed in winter
    Hot Stove League.
    Just a few names for Santa Claus and a request:
    Irving Falu ( for SYR) , 200 ABs for Ian Stewart
    , Melky Mesa SYR. Michael Burgess to join Michael
    Taylor on Burg
    Luke- perhaps some of us could use a detailed
    Explanation of the PD positions filled by Rizzo’s
    Latest promotions and just what their roles entail .
    Michael has so many assistants I do not
    Understand their tasks.
    One would have thought Rizzo and Kline
    Would have invited former ex-po farmhand and
    Snake PD guy, Michael Berger to DC

  4. Thanks for everything, Luke. And a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, including the canine members, of course. Still no snow up here in P.E.I., Canada. Never the less, it is time to put the golf clubs away.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving Luke and to all on the blog. Thank you all for your participation and solid information.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to all … and let’s keep our fingers and toes crossed for bad-ass tunes man Bill Ladson …

  7. Luke: Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. I love your site – its a must read every morning. Keep up the good work!

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