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November 7, 2003

State of the Prospectus

November 2003

by Gary Huckabay

First off, we want to thank all of you for the tremendous support we've received during the first year of Baseball Prospectus Premium. We're very grateful for the support, and we'll be announcing some new components that will be included with your subscription very soon. We know that you work hard for your money, and in turn, we're going to continue working hard to provide you with content and features that are worth your investment of time and cash.

Second, we'd like to announce that we have signed a multi-year agreement with Workman Publishing to produce the next editions of Baseball Prospectus. We'd like to thank everyone who worked with us at Brassey's Publishing over the past six editions of the book. We appreciate their efforts, and wish them well in the future. We are extremely excited about our new relationship with Workman; we had a number of very attractive offers available, but Workman's dedication to quality production made them the clear partner of choice for BP. Baseball Prospectus 2004 will be available for pre-order soon, and will be in bookstores nationwide, at a new, lower price of $17.95, by the middle of February.

Third, we are in the final stages of redesigning baseballprospectus.com. As we've added more and more content and features, the structure and design of the site has become overwhelmed, as so many of you have written in to tell us. We're grateful for the feedback, and we're working diligently to incorporate many of the suggestions you've made in your e-mails. We should have the new site deployed by the beginning of the year, and we welcome any input you have on changes you'd like to see. We want all parts of the site to be easily accessible, and for visitors to be able to explore everything, from chat transcripts to statistical reports, with a minimum of hassle and confusion.

Finally, please keep checking in at baseballprospectus.com over the next weeks and months. Yes, we're all pretty busy working on the 2004 book, but we're going to be providing more content, both free of charge and premium, than we have in the past during the Dark Season. We'll be hosting chats with some of baseball's leading decision-makers, providing special reports from baseball's winter meetings, and announcing and launching a number of new features and products. We'll also have the occasional off-season Pizza Feed, including a set of special Winter Meeting feeds in selected locations around the U.S. and possibly even Canada. (One of our attendees suggested a Mock Winter Meeting, which we will be doing in Menlo Park at a TBD time.)

Again, our thanks for a tremendous year. If you have any suggestions on how to improve any aspect of Baseball Prospectus, please don't hesitate to drop us an e-mail. BP isn't possible without your help and support, and we don't ever forget that.


Gary Huckabay
Executive Vice President
Prospectus Entertainment Ventures

Gary Huckabay is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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