First of all, we're going to have Carlos Silva as a guest blogger as he and Larry have made up after their little dust up in Chicago. Ok, that's a lie. That's not going to happen. Carlos would probably only make it through four paragraphs before we'd have to go to a blog reliever.
Ok, I'm kidding.
No, the changes are relatively minor, are still in progress, but will be relatively useful. Since I started working on this blog, I asked, then begged and then demanded for a blog roll. In the past, there was some veil of secrecy and level of CIA code clearance that I did not possess to make these changes on my own. But our new computer guy Doug Connaroe gave me clearance (he may one day regret that). And so after some tinkering I've started a blog roll on the right side of the browser.
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What is a blog roll you say? Well, it's kind of a cross between a California Roll and a Spicy Tuna Roll, minus the flying fish roe. No, basically it's just a list of links to use at your disposal. I know I post links often on here, but some of these will help negate some of that, especially some of the ones that I constantly use. So if you look there are links to all of our TNT coverage, links to the Mariners active and 40-man roster and current stats, links to the five major minor league teams sites and a link to each teams current stats. There's also links to the Mariners baseball blogosphere as well.
This list isn't finished and isn't concrete. I'm adding some baseball reference stuff, some good national baseball blogs and other things I check daily as a baseball writer and a baseball fan. So keep checking it, because it will keep changing.
With that in mind, if you think there is a site that I should have up there. Then let me know, I can put it up.
You may wondering why I am writing so much about what seems like a minor change. Well, I have a tendency to do that. If you remember I wrote like 1000 words on a roster move that wasn't going to happen. Anyway, this blog roll may not seem like the biggest change. But what it is a matter of convenience for you the reader. What we want is for readers to know that this blog is a place for news, analysis, ramblings, but also a one-stop place where you can get other information about the M's, their minor league teams or baseball in general. What we're hoping is that once you get to the blog, and perhaps you may be wondering what Jeff Clement is hitting for the Rainiers, or if Greg Halman is on the 40-man roster, you don't have to go scouring through the net, it's right there on the right for you to go to.
As always, we welcome your input, so feel free.