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As we say farewell and wish Steven Goldman all the best in his new position, I'd like to announce that, effective immediately, Ben Lindbergh has been promoted to Managing Editor of Baseball Prospectus.

Ben is now "The Man" (or as we like to call him internally, "The Playa") and will be responsible for running our day-to-day editorial operations. We're thrilled that Ben has decided to accept this challenge, and we have big plans for Baseball Prospectus with Ben at the helm.

We're also excited to welcome John Erhardt back for his second tour of duty at Baseball Prospectus. Some of you may remember John from The Week in Quotes articles of the past decade. John has joined the editorial team and will work closely with Ben and our writers on preparing content for publication each day.

Finally, we have reached an agreement to bring on one more full-time writer and editor, but due to contractual obligations, that announcement will need to wait until the end of the week. I promise, you'll be as pleased and excited as I am to be able to see this individual's work on a regular basis.

For now, please join me in congratulating Ben on his promotion and welcoming John back to BP!