As a business professional and former player, my speciality is the business of baseball:
• Founded thegmsperspective.com, which provides analysis of the business side of baseball from the minors to MLB
• Content contributor to bizofbaseball.com, businessofsportsnetwork.com, oursportscentral.com,
• Strategic advisor to start-up clubs in the U.S. including the Plymouth Rivers Eels
• Broad operations experience ranging from success planning, player and team stats, marketing, and customer service
• 20+ years in the game, including experience as a pro relief pitcher with the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League – Team Captain and Team Leader in 6 categories including Wins, ERA, and Strike Outs
As a player, I was the go-to person when the game was on the line and I earned distinctions as Team Captain and Athlete of the Year through a tireless work ethic and an understanding of what it takes to win.
As a business professional, I have re-focused this same work ethic and demonstrated consistent ability in high-stress, high-volume business environments. I am quickly developing a name in the industry as an online contributor to many baseball and sports websites, and have personally founded and now manage thegmsperspective.com which provides in-depth analysis of the business side of the game.
In other business leadership roles, I have been recognized for consistently outstanding performance and have been promoted into leadership positions where my skills in management, sales, service, client and interpersonal relations, and problem solving can best be utilized.
With my baseball background, I understand the culture, demands, and expectations within a professional baseball organization, and my corporate skills can contribute to its ongoing growth as a business.
**Devon is member of The Professional Writers Association of Canada**
Hey, Devon! Just stopping by to say that I've been following your baseball articles for a while now, and really enjoy your analysis. Keep up the great work!
Come read why Scott Podsednik is an ideal choice for the Braves outfield in 2011. Let me know your opinion: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/521256-atlanta-braves-the-case-for-signing-scott-podsednik-for-2011
Here's a couple baseball stories I thought you might enjoy reading. The first is a behind the scenes look at putting together the Mets new Hall of Fame and museum that opened in April, and the second is an interview with the man who owns the Mookie Wilson ball that got through Billy Buckner's legs in '86.
Any feedback would be fantastic.
hey devon, did a article with ur angels mentioned, if u could give it a read i would appreciate it
If you want a good laugh check out my new slide show on the greatest sports mullets of all time.
Check out my new Mock Draft
Tell me what you think.
I recently had the chance to speak with first-time Olympian John Daly. I hope you get a chance to check it out.
The newest addition in my MLB Franchise Top 10 series is on the Padres. Take a look when you get a chance and let me know what you think of my rankings.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/315069-what-to-expect-from-the-marlins check out this article on the marlins future