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

Preparing for Life Without Jon Lester - Fire Brand of the American League

Over at Fire Brand of the American League, I wrote about how the Red Sox might start preparing for life without Jon Lester:

Posted on 30 July, 2014

MLB news: Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett duel, Royals and Blue Jays make a deal

For SB Nation MLB: Bartolo Colon shows off before the trade deadline, Jon Lester trade rumors begin to swirl, and other assorted news from Monday night:

Posted on 29 July, 2014

After the Hype

I wrote about how our perceptions of baseball’s top prospects are skewed and the many adjustments needed to succeed in the big leagues for The Hardball Times:

Posted on 25 July, 2014

Mike Napoli has proved a bargain for the Red Sox - Fire Brand of the American League

For Fire Brand of the American League, I wrote about how Mike Napoli is increasingly looking like a bargain for the Red Sox:

Posted on 23 July, 2014

Trade target Cliff Lee struggles against Giants

For SB Nation MLB, I wrote about Cliff Lee and how his struggles Monday further muddle the trade deadline picture for the Philllies:

Posted on 22 July, 2014

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