It’s the moment you’ve all be waiting for, I’m sure. The 2010 Motor City Bengals Trade Deadline Primer is available for public consumption.
As I’ve mentioned before, the Primer is packed with over 165 pages of information and analysis from not only myself, but from talented writers covering the entire league.
It’s all right here. For the low, low cost of just $9.95, you get an in-depth look at the Detroit Tigers; what players might be targeted in trade, what prospects could be dealt to make that happen, and you can find out what Dave Dombrowski and company might be thinking as the deadline approaches. Player report cards and analysis on more than 30 players in the Tigers organization, and that’s just the start.
(Find out what else you’ll get after the jump)
You’ll also find a foreword written by ESPN’s Rob Neyer, a comprehensive look at every team in the American League Central, and a look at every other team in baseball. You’ll see a detailed and easily referenced list of trade targets by team, and at prospects to watch. It truly would be a bargain at twice the price.
Ah, yes, the price. Always a sticking point.
Let’s face it, you’re a baseball junkie. The next few days will be filled with empty time without Tigers games until Friday. Sure, you’ve got an internet connection, so you could conceivably scour the web, search hundreds of links and probably find all the information you need. Or you can make a one-time payment of less than ten bucks and have all the information you could ever want thrust into your virtual hands in a matter of minutes.
As most of you know, there isn’t money to be made in blogging. Those of us who write do so often without any compensation at all. That’s okay, we all knew the deal when we signed up for this gig. We write because we love to talk baseball with other passionate fans, we love the game, and we love the written word.
The project that we collaborated on here was a huge undertaking. There were tens of thousands of words written by every person who joined in this effort. We did this in addition to keeping up with our individual blogs, our side-writing gigs, and yes, our personal lives. Contrary to myth, I have not encountered even one blogger who actually lives in his parents’ basement. No, we have jobs, and mortgages, and families that need our time as well. Our families not only have to put up with us “needing” to watch the game, but then allow us the time afterward to write our recaps and reflections on what we just saw.
The service that our daily blogs provide the reader is often free of charge. The men and women who write these blogs do so for the fans, as fans. Rest assured than no one involved in this project will ever get rich or be able to quit their jobs because of this book, that was never the intention.
Instead the intention was merely to spread the word, to put together in one place, an easily referenced, team-by-team analysis of the upcoming trade deadline. This was done for the readers, for the die-hard and casual fans alike, and for the fantasy players looking for an edge.
This was written for you.
The book will be available from now through the deadline, but don’t wait. Every day, changes are made in baseball, especially this time of year. Be the first to know what’s coming, even before you see the rumors on twitter. When a trade happens, you’ll have the tools at your fingertips to analyze the deal immediately, and determine if Team A overpaid, or if Team B was taken to the cleaners.
All you need to do is follow this link, and you’ll be magically whisked away to a site that will walk you through the secure check-out process. A few clicks later, the 2010 Motor City Bengals Trade Deadline Primer will be downloaded to your computer in PDF format, yours forever.
Don’t wait, jump in with both feet, just as you did the first time your heard Ernie Harwell’s voice on the radio. I wouldn’t be pushing this book if I didn’t believe in the quality of what you’ll find inside, not just from me, but from the entire staff of writers.
And if you’re still on the fence, why not gives us a chance to prove it? Simply follow this link to receive a free sample of the book. Simply gives us your email address and you can have, free of charge, a small sample. Use this as your test-drive, my bet is you’ll come back and buy the whole thing.