Winter Meetings 2014: Wednesday Housekeeping

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Day three of baseball’s annual Winter Meetings is ongoing in San Diego, and the action all day has been thick, as we head toward the final stretch. Teams generally start to get out of town after Thursday morning’s Rule 5 draft, so the rest of the action will likely take place tonight. And for the low down on that, stay tuned for more of our traditional wall-to-wall coverage — maybe the Jays will actually do something interesting!

But first, let’s refresh our memories with some housekeeping:

  • First, if you’re a Twitter user, be sure you’re following me — @AndrewStoeten — for all kinds of breaking news, retweets, and pithy rejoinders that might not necessarily get posted about in full here at the site (or even “Presented Without Comment…”).
  • Secondly, yet another reminder that I have finally setup a Facebook page for the new site, and will be sharing everything that gets posted here just as soon as it goes up. So, if you want all the latest Jays news pumped straight into your news feed, like AndrewStoeten.com on Facebook.
  • Third, some of you may have noticed that I’m now running some ads on the site. Some of you may not have, perhaps because you use some kind of ad blocking software. It’s obviously your choice, but I would truly appreciate it if you could exclude this site from your adblocker, as my work is now going to largely be supported this way. My hope is that they’re not too intrusive or disruptive of what’s otherwise a pretty clean-looking page. I’m still playing around with it, and it may be more ad-heavy at the moment than I’ll ultimately decide is reasonable. Whatever the case, feel free to contact me if something isn’t working, or is especially annoying, makes noise, covers up content, etc. Or if you’re interested in advertising on the site. Please also note our privacy policy.

In case you missed it, here’s everything Jays-related that has happened at these Winter Meetings so far:

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2014 Winter Meetings: Tuesday Housekeeping

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Day two of baseball’s annual Winter Meetings is about to kick off down in San Diego, just as soon as all the GMs, executives, and reporters drag themselves out of their hotel rooms, and the fog of a Tuesday hangover, to reignite the sport’s most epic rumour- and innuendo-fest. So stay tuned for more of our traditional wall-to-wall coverage — maybe the Jays will actually do something interesting today!

But first, let’s do a little housekeeping:

  • First, if you’re a Twitter user, be sure you’re following me — @AndrewStoeten — for all kinds of breaking news, retweets, and pithy rejoinders that might not necessarily get posted about in full here at the site (or even “Presented Without Comment…”).
  • Secondly, yet another reminder that I have finally setup a Facebook page for the new site, and will be sharing everything that gets posted here just as soon as it goes up. So, if you want all the latest Jays news pumped straight into your news feed, like AndrewStoeten.com on Facebook.
  • Third, some of you may have noticed that I’m now running some ads on the site. Some of you may not have, perhaps because you use some kind of ad blocking software. It’s obviously your choice, but I would truly appreciate it if you could exclude this site from your adblocker, as my work is now going to largely be supported this way. My hope is that they’re not too intrusive or disruptive of what’s otherwise a pretty clean-looking page. I’m still playing around with it, and it may be more ad-heavy at the moment than I’ll ultimately decide is reasonable. Whatever the case, feel free to contact me if something isn’t working, or is especially annoying, makes noise, covers up content, etc. Or if you’re interested in advertising on the site. Please also note our privacy policy.

In case you missed it, here’s everything that happened here on Day One of the Winter Meetings, and so far on day two:

2014 Winter Meetings: Monday Housekeeping

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Baseball’s annual Winter Meetings open this morning in San Diego, with all the GMs, executives, and reporters dragging themselves out of their hotel rooms, and the fog of a Monday hangover, to kick off the sport’s most epic rumour- and innuendo-fest. So stay tuned for our traditional wall-to-wall coverage — especially during the ever-important first three days of the event. But first, let’s get our house in order a little bit, shall we?

  • First, if you’re a Twitter user, be sure you’re following me — @AndrewStoeten — for all kinds of breaking news, retweets, and pithy rejoinders that might not necessarily get posted about in full here at the site (or even “Presented Without Comment…”).
  • Secondly, I have finally setup a Facebook page for the new site, and will be sharing everything that gets posted here just as soon as it goes up. So, if you want all the latest Jays news pumped straight into your news feed, like AndrewStoeten.com on Facebook.
  • Third, some of you may have noticed that I’m now running some ads on the site. Some of you may not have, perhaps because you use some kind of ad blocking software. It’s obviously your choice, but I would truly appreciate it if you could exclude this site from your adblocker, as my work is now going to largely be supported this way. My hope is that they’re not too intrusive or disruptive of what’s otherwise a pretty clean-looking page, but feel free to contact me if something isn’t working, or is especially annoying, covering up content, etc. Or if you’re interested in advertising on the site. Please also note our privacy policy.

That’s the major stuff, I suppose. I wish I could tell you that we’d be back to podcasting this week — as it’s stilly definitely something we want to make happen — but for the moment that’s going to have to remain in limbo. I can tell you that, for those of you who missed the announcement on Twitter last week, that I’ll soon be writing about the Jays for the National Post! It will be a weekly thing, so the bulk of what I do will still be here, but I’m very excited to be joining them, and definitely stay tuned for more on that this week.

Oh, and the Boggs Head is fixed.

Happy Winter Meetings-ing!

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Welcome To AndrewStoeten.com!

Welcome to our new home! Weird, huh? Well, get used to it. But keep in mind that there really won’t be much to get used to, other than a new URL (which both DrunkJaysFans.com and blogs.thescore.com/djf will be redirecting to by the end of the week), a new name, and a bit of a different look. There will be a few ads on the site that you’ll see eventually — they will never be intrusive, so please do me a solid exclude this domain from your adblocker, and please feel free to contact me at stoeten@gmail.com if you’d like to advertise — and a few new bells and whistles, but the content will be entirely the same. Actually, I hope to make it even better, and am thrilled to now have regained much more control over how my site looks, feels, and works. So please feel free to contact me any time about what is working, what isn’t working, and what you’d like to see added to the new site here at AndrewStoeten.com.

Please be sure to follow @AndrewStoeten on Twitter in order to see when fresh content is posted to the site, and stay tuned here for other social media avenues to use in the days ahead. See below for the text of my “farewell” message from over at DJF, which includes some other important links and pieces of information, if you’ve yet to see them. Full credit to Guerilla Rabbit for the site art. Apologies for being silent or coy during this process, though I’m sure you understand. Sorry about my stupid face overlooking things here, and I promise I will never use my name this many times in a post again. Now… let’s get the fuck back to it! 

More than six years after I was given an opportunity that nobody else would have ever given me, my time with theScore has come to an end. It was a decision made back during the summer, though the company was kind enough to keep me on through the end of the MLB season, so as not to throw the blog into total disarray amid the Jays’ ultimately futile playoff run. My final official day was October 31st, which is why I haven’t been able to post on the site since then, as many of you have noticed.

As of today the work I do has a new home, and you will now be able to find it all, exactly as you expect to see it here, at AndrewStoeten.com.

This is, as you might expect, a bittersweet day: bitter for the end of an era — I covered eight Blue Jays seasons under the DJF banner (and in two of them they managed to even finish third in the division!) — and to be moving on from the great people I’ve worked with for so long. But it’s a sweet day because of the opportunities that lie ahead and for the ability I now have to continue doing exactly what I’ve been doing on the site for all these years, and more.

Our podcasts will return, our comments section will shift back to Disqus as soon as possible, and our coverage of the upcoming GM Meetings and Winter Meetings will be as extensive as ever. So please, disable your adblocker, follow me on Twitter (@AndrewStoeten), and join me as the adventure continues.

– If you do the RSS thing, please switch your feed here.
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– If you would like to contact me regarding advertising opportunities at the new site, work opportunities, to pitch stories, or for anything else, you can do so at stoeten@gmail.com

Thanks again to theScore for an opportunity for which I’ll be forever grateful, and to everyone who has worked with us, contributed, commented, and read this site over the years despite all the profanity, snark, worse, and the somewhat regrettably-chosen name. I could reminisce a long, long time about all that, but why? I’ve got a Daily Duce to write…

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