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Covering minor league baseball isn't work for me. I love it too much for that to be the case. But it is time consuming for a journalist who pays most of his bills by writing about other topics. So it's time to step away.

Clive Mason

You may have noticed that I haven't posted since the World Series. Don't worry, I won't blame you if you didn't.

Typically, once baseball season ends, I dive into long-term book projects that I put off during the season. If you didn't already know, I'm a freelance author, editor and writer, so I'm always juggling a busy schedule as I try to hit deadlines. I never intend to pull away from baseball in the off-season. It just sort of happens out of necessity.

Covering minor league baseball during the season isn't work for me. I love it too much for that to be the case. But it is time consuming for a journalist who pays most of his bills by writing about other topics. Throw in the fact that I've been dealing with health issues over the past couple of seasons, and I'm just not able to cover the game in person the way I have in the past. As such, I'm unable to continue writing the content you deserve here, so I'm stepping away.

I'm thankful that John gave me this great opportunity, and I'm grateful that you tolerated a baseball writer who still loves to tell baseball stories more than anything else - stories such as these: an interview with the director of "The Sandlot," the cost of a potential division title in the minor leagues, how one Royals prospect felt when he faced a boyhood idol, how Jeff Suppan left his mark on one minor league team, what Manny Ramirez was thinking about his game when he signed with a minor league team in 2013, and so much more.

Only time will tell whether or not I will continue writing about minor league baseball to a lesser degree. As I turn my focus elsewhere, John asked me to fill you in on what I'm working on and where you can find me in the future.

Bold Vision Books is set to release my family devotional book, "The Experience of Christmas," this month, so I'll be busy with the book launch in the coming weeks. I'm also currently writing book two of a three book fictional series that should be available next fall. And I'm writing a non-fiction book tentatively titled "Caffeinated Confessions," which is a book of essays about my observations in coffee shops. I expect that book to be released in the spring of 2015.

You can find out more about my work by visiting my website: www.leewarren.info or by ‘liking' my author Facebook page. If you visit my website, subscribe to my list via email. I'd love to stay in touch with you.

Happy prospect watching.

---Lee Warren