February 5, 2004
Baseball America national writer Josh Boyd will now be getting even further inside the game.
Boyd, better known as BA’s prospect maven, accepted a job as an area scout with the Padres. He’ll be responsible for scouting amateur players in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
Boyd, a lifelong Yankees fan, came to BA in April 2001. It seems appropriate that his first issue featured Drew Henson on the cover right after he had given up football to become the Yankees’ third baseman of the future. He leaves after Henson finally gave up on baseball.
“We have mixed emotions about Josh leaving,” Baseball America managing editor Will Lingo said. “We’re sad we won’t have his fellowship and knowledge in the office any longer, but it’s a great opportunity for him to continue his professional growth and for us to keep improving our coverage.”