Some IIATMS changes

Good afternoon, all. For the last two years, my work schedule has prevented me from taking the same active, day-to-day role in contributing to this site. While this hasn’t been easy for me, since I truly love and miss the regular writing and interacting with all of you, it has been easier thanks to Brien Jackson’s diligence and persistence. Handling the day-in, day-out role of running a site like this is not easy and Brien has done a great job in my absence.

Recently, Brien let me know he would not be able to run another season at the helm of this ship for a few reasons, all of them perfectly legitimate and understandable. Brien has indicated that he will continue to contribute as he’s able but not at the pace of the last two years. Thank you, Brien, for your unrelenting drive and desire to keep IIATMS a major Yankees news, info, commentary destination.

Of course, Brien stepping aside left me with one of two choices, and only one was a good one. Thankfully, that’s the direction I’m thrilled to share today. Stacey Gotsulias, who came aboard last year as a contributor, has agreed to step in and assume command of IIATMS. She’s done a great job so far and I have zero concerns about her running things going forward. I couldn’t be happier her accepting this challenge.

Please join me in officially welcoming Stacey as our new lead voice and writer here. I’ve got a few ideas for her, but really, we want to know what you guys want more/less of at IIATMS. Suggestions and comments are welcome below.

For those not yet following Stacey on Twitter: @stacegots

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22 thoughts on “Some IIATMS changes

  1. Congrats Stacy. It's good to know the site is still in good hands.

    • srosegots

      Thanks!

  2. John

    Stacy has been doing an amazing job IMO. Couldn't be in better hands.

    That being said, Brien's slew of posts will be missed.

    • I won’t be “leaving” altogether by any means, I’ve just run my course as lead writer and need to reallocate a lot of that time to other pursuits. As Jason said, I anticipate that I’ll still contribute on a fairly regular basis, and I would certainly assume I’ll still be here in the background as needed. I love the site/Jason/you guys too much to just up and leave altogether.

      • John

        Understood, but it will be different without the usual 5 or 6 Brien posts a day. I've kind of gotten used to it. Good luck with everything Brien.

        • Heh, it’s already been strange not writing that.

    • We are hopeful that Stacey can match brien's slew of posts, too!

      • John

        So far so good.

    • srosegots

      Thank you very much, John. I appreciate it.

  3. Best of luck, Stacey, may your tenure be more like Casey's than Ralph Houk's.

  4. Sabrina

    Good luck Stacey. And thanks Brien.

  5. srosegots

    Thanks everyone. And please feel free to leave any suggestions you may have. I'm all ears.

    • David

      Really? Presumably we'll probably need you with a couple of hands and some fingers to type… ;)

      But congrats! And, like Brien, I may not be commenting as much but I'll be around and I hope we get some live chats this year! Those are always immensely fun with the gang! Good luck, congrats and Brien — thanks for the last year! <3

      • srosegots

        Ha

  6. the hawk is howling

    No offense to Stacey, but her writing is average, and it's too saccharine and "bubbly" for a sports site. Briens' intellectual no-nonsense analysis and observation will be missed. I understand with these comments I will be attacked, so I'm going to follow River Ave Blues. I'm sure I'll be missed.

    • You're obviously entitled to that thought but please note that 1) Brien isn't going away, 2) You haven't seen Stacey's analytical side yet and 3) there's more to come that's not ready to be shared yet.

      Per Brien, above:

      I won't be "leaving" altogether by any means, I've just run my course as lead writer and need to reallocate a lot of that time to other pursuits. As Jason said, I anticipate that I'll still contribute on a fairly regular basis, and I would certainly assume I'll still be here in the background as needed. I love the site/Jason/you guys too much to just up and leave altogether.

      • BrienJackson

        Also too, if your favored alternative to me is RAB over Stacey…I'm not sure you've truly appreciated what I've been trying to do as a writer.

    • BrienJackson

      "Briens' intellectual no-nonsense analysis…"

      Well, I guess it's a mark of pride that my inside jokes, running memes, sarcasm, and snark can be considered "no-nonsense" anyway.

  7. Stacey, this is wonderful news, as your writing and insights get further recognized. Great news,congratulations.

  8. jay_robertson

    Stacey – once you get all the controls, is there any chance YOU could bring back the links to relevant blog posts? I told Jason I'd chill til baseball season came around, but its almost here. Brien accidentally removed them, then was too busy over the holidays to bring them back.

    Stacey – you're my only hope. (plus – I get tired of going to A-Blog, just to find those links.) Would much rather stay here. ;)

    • Jay we are on it

      • jay_robertson

        thanks, Jason. Will be watching, if only to see if Stacey can match Brien in snarkiness.
        :)

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