If you’ve been following the site this week, you probably saw where our fearless leader, Patrick Brennan, will be leaving the site permanently to join the K-State Baseball team. As much as we’ll miss Patrick, we’ve been expecting this for some time and have been working through the process of replacing his role here at the site.
So, without further ado, I’d like to announce that I’ve traded Patrick for THREE new faces to help me with the administration side of running this website. Introducing…
Social Media Coordinator: Jordan Gish
Jordan has been tweeting from our account (@royalsfarm) for a while now, but he’ll be helping me manage our social media pages. We hope to be more active on Facebook and Instagram, and Jordan is going to do a great job making sure we are reaching our followers on multiple platforms. Here’s a little bit about Jordan (who you can follow on Twitter @JordanGish1):
I was born and raised in Kansas City and lived in the metro area for more than 2 decades. I currently reside in Dallas with my wife and son. As a KC expat, my love for the Royals has only grown with the distance. Working with Royals Farm Report has plugged me into a community of passionate baseball fans that I love to interact with.
Editor-In-Chief: Marina Fotè
We may have found someone is over qualified for this position. Please help me welcome a new member of our staff, Marina Fotè.
Marina joins us from Southern California where she works for the Dodgers (totally not a spy), but has also worked for the Royals in Surprise, AZ. Marina will be writing for the site periodically, but where her presence will be felt will be in the quality of our work. Marina helped edit the 2018 Royals Media Guide, so the quality of our work ought to be taking a big step forward. Here’s a little more about Marina:
Marina has been working in baseball since she graduated college, and is thrilled to be joining RFR! The game itself is unlike anything else to her; so much thought, detail, and mental stamina goes into every facet of play. She began her career in MLB’s Commissioner’s Office in New York City, where she learned bits and pieces about each MLB organization’s operational strengths and weaknesses. She then went on to work for the Dodgers as front desk Spring Training secretary, essentially in charge of their major league building in Arizona, which eventually led to a similar spring training administrative role with the Royals in Surprise, Arizona. She has followed the Royals’ farm system since, and continues to be very passionate about its development as players and people. She still currently works for the Dodgers in Los Angeles, but is equally interested in and up to date on all things Royals.
Website Administration/Co-Editor: Nick Vitolano
Joining our staff as the team nerd is a guy who you’ve seen around the site a little bit, Nick Vitolano. Nick is working on coding a new website for our readers as we speak. He recently graduated from the University of Delaware, and has been writing some reports on the Wilmington Blue Rocks for us. Nick will help me in the decision making process for the site going forward, as well as creating an awesome new site for our readers. Here’s a little more about Nick (who you can follow on Twitter @nvitolano):
A few months ago, I reached out to Patrick offering to assist with project he was working on over at “Beyond the Box Score”. I never could have guessed it would lead me here, to Royals Farm Report. It has been an incredible stretch here, and I am proud to be moving into the role of co-editor. I am extremely grateful for all the support we have received from our readers as we continue our growth, and thankful for the place where I procced with living out my passion for the game of baseball.
A little about myself, and what I am planning here at RFR. A recent graduate of the University of Delaware, I have spent much of my life around the game of baseball—in all capacities. I was fortunate to spend much of my time in school at the Wilmington Blue Rocks stadium, and got an even closer look this season covering the team with RFR. I plan to continuously pursue baseball opportunities, and to attend winter meetings in San Diego this December. As for the site, there are some things I will keep a surprise, and some I will not. We are working to improve the quality of our content, and are extremely excited to have Marina on board. There will also be more of the articles, podcasts and interviews that you all love. We understand it will be a challenge to increase our quantity will improving our quality—but it is a challenge I believe we a capable of. There will be up-to-the-minute draft coverage, providing updates analysis as the draft progresses. Finally, in the coming weeks, there will be a huge addition to the site. I will keep this one mostly under wraps, but I promise it will be hard to miss.
Once again, I am extremely proud to be staying on at Royals Farm Report as a co-editor. Here’s to growth; and continuing to bring fans closer to the game.
I am pumped for the future of this website. We believe we’ve assembled a fantastic team and can not wait to get you guys more content on the Royals minor league system. Thank you so much for following along and for your continued support.