Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year everybody! No matter what team you root for, let's hope that 2009 is better than 2008 (except for the Phillies fans)! For me personally, I'm just hoping that the Mets won't collapse this year, but as Met fans know, nothing comes easy with the Metropolitans.

As for the blog, this year has been quite a success. Since we came to be roughly five months ago, we have both good and bad days as the blog began the upward climb towards respectability, a readership, and quality content. The blog is still somewhat of a work in progress, but I am proud of what this blog has been able to accomplish thus far.

Jorge Says No! on Rob Neyer (Monday Mendozas 12/29)

-Will the Giants be competitive, having signed The Big Unit? According to Jorge Says No!, much depends upon whether Travis Ishikawa and Pablo Sandoval are the real deal. Well, Sandoval's for real. At least as a hitter; it's not clear that he'll find a position anytime soon. As for Ishikawa -- who plays Sandoval's most likely eventual position -- his track record isn't bad, but John Sickels recently rated him as a C+ prospect (and by the way, John's book, as essential as ever, is now available for pre-order.

Jorge Says No! on Washington Post (Nationals Journal 12/12)

-I have no idea who this dude is, but Josh at the jorgesaysno blogspot says Teixeira should sign with the Nats. And that's good enough for me!

So there you have it, in just five short months, we have been featured in two prominent sports websites. Not too shabby! This was obviously a huge thrill for me especially being an avid reader of both ESPN and the Washington Post. There is nothing cooler than reading an entry and seeing your site linked!

As for the Washington Post, even if you guys have no idea who I am, thanks so much for the link. Hopefully you guys will be hearing more from me in the near future.

And finally, I want to take some time to thank all the readers. Without you, Jorge Says No! would not exist. It's still somewhat hard to believe that people would actually stop to read my sometimes random thoughts into the world of baseball. So once again, thank you, and please come back soon and often!

As always, any comments/suggestions are greatly appreciated!

-Jorge Says No!

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