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

Jake Odorizzi is not who he used to be

At Beyond the Box Score, I wrote about Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi, who isn’t who he used to be on the mound:

Posted on 29 August, 2014

Who is Clay Buchholz? - Fire Brand of the American League

Today at Fire Brand of the American League, I wrote about Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz, who remains a mystery eight years into his MLB career:

Posted on 27 August, 2014

Shin-Soo Choo out for season with bone spur in elbow

At SB Nation MLB, I wrote about Shin-Soo Choo and the bevy of injuries that have left the Rangers in an uncertain place moving forward:

Posted on 26 August, 2014

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


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