April 7, 2017 at 11:36 AM
It is with mixed emotions that I announce that Managing Editor Matt Huegel has stepped away from SoxProspects.com, effective as of the outset of the 2017 season, in order to focus on his professional career. He has provided us with over seven years of devoted service and we are really going to miss his contributions.
Matt joined the site as a Staff Writer in March 2010, and soon thereafter he was promoted to Editor. In 2013 he was promoted again to Managing Editor and became a part owner of the site. During his time here, Matt has served as an editor for SoxProspects News, been one of the regulars on the Podcast, and contributed as a web editor, contributor for ESPN Boston, regular presence at McCoy Stadium, and a feature writer. A cross-section of the players that Matt has interviewed includes Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts, Bobby Dalbec, Michael Kopech, Brian Johnson, CJ Chatham, Sam Travis, Travis Shaw, Andrew Benintendi, Austin Glorius, Garin Cecchini, Jose Iglesias, Mauricio Dubon, Matt Barnes, Brandon Workman, and Steven Wright.
"It’s been a great journey, but it is sadly time for me to move on from SoxProspects,” Matt said. “I'm very proud of what we accomplished as a group over my seven years. I grew a lot personally and professionally over that time. I am extremely confident in the continued leadership of the site, and know that I am leaving my duties in capable hands. I’ve always had so much respect for the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes, and that is a testament to the commitment and passion that is a prerequisite to joining the staff. Everyone on the staff truly loves the game, and that is what sets the special tone of the site. Thank you so much to our readers and listeners, our staff, and the others in the ownership team who gave me this opportunity."
Please join me in showing Matt our appreciation for his work over the last 8 years We wish him the best! He can be reached on Twitter at @MattHuegel.
The SoxProspects Crew, March 2017. Huegel on far right.