Found February 06, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
PLAYERS: Matt Hague
TEAMS: Pittsburgh Pirates
Two weeks ago Pirates Prospects celebrated its third birthday. That seems kind of incredible to me, because it seems like I’ve been running this site for longer than three years. It’s also incredible because three years ago I would have never thought this would be my job. I started the site to provide resources for Pirates fans to use. Some of those resources are staples of the site today, such as the 40-man roster/payroll projection, the Future Payroll chart, and more. I also lived close to Lynchburg, which was the home of the Pirates’ high-A affiliate at the time. Throughout the 2009 season I went to provide live reports on the team, eventually covering their Carolina League championship run at the end of the season. Along the way the site has grown, has added new writers, and has added a lot of new readers. I don’t know when exactly I started thinking “this could be my job”, but somewhere along the line that replaced my previous line of thinking that this was a fun side project t...
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