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Alex Skillin

  • joined Jan 15, 2013
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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Alex Skillin writes for SB Nation's MLB newsdesk and also works as a writer and editor for Beyond the Box Score. A baseball fanatic and Red Sox fan, Alex contributes to SoxProspects.com as a Web Editor, making daily transaction and website updates and copy editing the site's morning recap articles during the minor league season.

He has also written at a few other places across the Internet, including The Classical, The Barnstormer, and Celtics Blog, SB Nation's Celtics-centric website, where he contributes articles regularly during the NBA season.

A sports nerd to the nth degree, Alex's writing can be found on his website at alexskillin.com. Feel free to follow him on Twitter (@AlexSkillin) or email him for any reason; he may have Boston roots, but he likes to think he is more friendly and approachable than that might suggest.

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Trade rumors: Red Sox could deal Lackey and Lester

The trade deadline is just a few days away and while there hasn't been much action, there are plenty of rumors circulating. The latest have the Red Sox being willing to deal more than just Jon...

Colon and Burnett duel, Royals and Jays make trade

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Trade targets Bartolo Colon and A.J. Burnett faced off in New York with scouts in the stands, while the Royals and Blue Jays agree on a three-player trade.

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Red Sox crush Blue Jays, Cain lands on DL

The Red Sox win their fifth straight game in a demolition of the Blue Jays, Giants starter Matt Cain lands on the DL with elbow inflammation, and Rangers outfielder Shin-Soo Choo acknowledges he...

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Indians news: Cabrera injured, Lindor promoted

Indians shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera left Monday's game early with a back injury, while the club promoted its shortstop of the future, Francisco Lindor, to Triple-A.

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Trade target Cliff Lee struggles against Giants

With scouts from numerous teams in attendance, Cliff Lee didn't do much to help his trade value Monday against the Giants, leaving the Phillies in an uncertain situation.

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Hernandez, Wainwright deserving All-Star starters

Beyond being named as starters for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, Felix Hernandez and Adam Wainwright share another thing in common—they're both getting better with age.

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Cespedes wins the Home Run Derby again

Despite a contest filled with powerful sluggers, the 2014 Home Run Derby came down to a surprise matchup of Todd Frazier and Yoenis Cespedes in the final. Cespedes would go on to win again with an...

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Rain delaying Home Run Derby

The players and fans are all prepped and ready for the 2014 Home Run Derby. There is just one problem — rain.

Todd Frazier and Smashing Expectations

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In contrast to preseason expectations, Todd Frazier has been MLB’s best third baseman in 2014, and his output this season compares favorably to the production of some of baseball’s elite third...

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MLB news: Shields quiets Rays, Adams sinks Pirates

James Shields slows down a hot Rays offense, Matt Adams sinks the Pirates with a walk-off home run, and Bronson Arroyo is the latest pitcher headed for Tommy John surgery.

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Manny Machado still deems A-Rod a 'great friend'

The Orioles third baseman says he will remain close with Rodriguez despite the 38-year-old's 162-game suspension for PEDs.

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Bronson Arroyo will undergo Tommy John surgery

The 15-year veteran reportedly made six starts this season with a torn UCL.

Have the Cubs fixed Jake Arrieta?

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The Cubs may have found themselves a dependable starter for the long-term, and he is already pitching—and excelling—in the major leagues.

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Arrieta nearly no-hits Sox, Davis hits walk-off

Jake Arrieta comes four outs short of a no-hitter at Fenway Park, while Rajai Davis sends the Tigers to a dramatic walk-off win.

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Jake Arrieta loses no-hitter in 8th

The Cubs right-hander didn't allow a hit through 7⅔ innings before Stephen Drew hit a single to break up the no-hit bid.

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Jake Arrieta has no-hitter through 7 innings

The Cubs right-hander hasn't allowed a hit against the Red Sox through seven innings Monday night.

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George Springer crushes homer off Taijuan Walker

The Astros rookie welcomes back Seattle's Taijuan Walker with a mammoth blast to left field at Minute Maid Park on Monday night.

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Astros GM Jeff Luhnow addresses database leaks

The Astros GM says the organization and Major League Baseball are still investigating just who hacked into the team's proprietary database.

Jordan Zimmermann is getting better

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Perpetually pitching in the shadow of Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann has been a model of consistency for the Nationals in recent seasons—and he's only getting better.

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O's Davis hits pinch-hit, walk-off homer

Chris Davis sends Orioles fans home happy with a walk-off blast against the White Sox.

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Tulowitzki, Bautista lead All-Star vote-getters

The two captains of the Home Run Derby continue to garner the most All-Star votes, while a few Brewers players make a push for starting spots.

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Ortiz apologizes for outburst at official scorer

After drawing the ire of Joe Torre, Ortiz apologized for his outburst at an official scorer.

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Jose Bautista day-to-day with hamstring strain

The Blue Jays are optimistic the slugger won't miss too much time with the injury.

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Bautista, Tulowitzki named Home Run Derby captains

The 2014 Home Run Derby at Target Field has its captains and also a new format to determine a champion.

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Gwynn honored by M's; Verlander, Tigers stumble

The Mariners honored the late Tony Gwynn as they hosted the Padres at Safeco Field, and other teams across baseball paid tribute to the Hall of Famer.

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Marlins top prospect Heaney to make MLB debut

The Marlins turned over 20 percent of their roster on Monday, but the debut of Andrew Heaney may be the most important of the moves.

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Matt Wieters to have Tommy John surgery Tuesday

The Orioles catcher will miss the remainder of the season after rest and rehab didn't improve the tear in his right ulnar collateral ligament.

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MLB news: Yasiel Puig returns to Dodgers lineup

The Dodgers welcome back Yasiel Puig, Brad Ausmus backs Joe Nathan despite the closer's recent struggles, and a couple of surprise performers duel out west.

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Carlos Gonzalez headed for surgery

The Rockies also placed outfielder Michael Cuddyer and pitcher Eddie Butler on the DL on Monday.

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Pirates calling up top prospect Gregory Polanco

The highly touted 22-year-old will finally make his major league debut for the Pirates.

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