Alex Skillin

"This formed the paradox at the heart of baseball, or football, or any other sport. You loved it because you considered it an art: an apparently pointless affair, undertaken by people with a special aptitude, which sidestepped attempts to paraphrase its value yet somehow seemed to communicate something true or even crucial about The Human Condition. The Human Condition being, basically, that we're alive and have access to beauty, can even erratically create it, but will someday be dead and will not."

-The Art of Fielding

What to think of Xander Bogaerts now - Fire Brand of the American League

At Fire Brand of the American League, I ask how we should view Xander Bogaerts now after a prolonged slump in 2014:

Posted on 20 August, 2014

How can Yoenis Cespedes find more consistency at the plate? - Fire Brand of the American League

At Fire Brand of the American League, I wrote about how the Red Sox can help Yoenis Cespedes find more consistency at the plate:

Posted on 13 August, 2014

Alex Gordon is having a defensive season for the ages

At Beyond the Box Score, I wrote about Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, who has been the best defensive player in baseball this season:

Posted on 8 August, 2014

Where does Daniel Nava fit in? - Fire Brand of the American League

Over at Fire Brand of the American League, I wrote about the Red Sox’s crowded outfield and where Daniel Nava might fit in:

Posted on 6 August, 2014

Athletics go all in with Jon Lester, send Yoenis Cespedes to Red Sox

For Beyond the Box Score, I wrote about this morning’s big trade, which saw the Red Sox send Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes:

Posted on 31 July, 2014


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