Some notes about my upcoming departure
Ever since I made this announcement a few weeks ago, I’ve been inundated with questions about the specifics of the upcoming transition. I’ve tried to respond to as many of you as I could individually, but perhaps now would be a good time to put out a mass update.
First, I hope you will join me in welcoming Tom Singer to Pittsburgh. As was announced just a little while earlier, he will soon take over as Pirates beat writer for MLB.com. Tom has roots in Pittsburgh, and I can assure you that he is thrilled about the opportunity to return. He’s been an asset with MLB.com for years, most recently serving as a national writer/columnist on our staff. He introduced himself here in his blog earlier this evening. You can also follow him on Twitter @Tom_Singer.
As for when the transition in coverage will be made, I can’t give you an exact date at the moment. I am actually writing this entry from a St. Louis hotel room, as I arrived here this evening in advance of the Cardinals Winter Warm Up event over the weekend. I’ll be assisting Matthew Leach with coverage this weekend, though the Cardinals beat is still technically his for a little while longer.
I will continue to handle Pirates coverage for another week or two before handing it off to Tom. And as soon as I know my exact departure (for you Pirates readers) and arrival (for you Cardinals readers) date, I will let everyone know.
Before ending this, I must tell you all how appreciative I have been of all the emails and messages these last few weeks. I’ve been touched by the well wishes and the notes of appreciation from those who have followed my Pirates coverage. And to all of you Cardinals fans, thank you so much for the warm welcome. The move is certainly bittersweet, but I hope that it ends up being a good fit for all involved.
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