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

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

5 Questions for the Second Half - Fire Brand of the American League

At Fire Brand of the American League, I wrote about the five most pressing questions facing the Red Sox in the season’s second half:

Posted on 16 July, 2014

2014 MLB All-Star Game starting pitchers: Felix Hernandez, Adam Wainwright keep improving

Over at SB Nation MLB, I wrote about Tuesday’s All-Star Game starters, Adam Wainwright and Felix Hernandez, who keep on improving with age:

Posted on 15 July, 2014

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