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2017 Hall of Fame Ballot

The Hall of Fame ballot backlog built up in recent years has been frustrating, to say the least.  In 2016, some blessed space was opened up when Mike Piazza was elected and Mark McGwire and Alan Trammell aged off the … Continue reading

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2016 Cy Young Ballots

This year’s MVP votes were pretty straightforward. Mike Trout was easily the best player in the American League, and while some people won’t vote for him because his teammates are awful, few will deny he was the most effective player … Continue reading

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The Gift of Papi and other Red Sox Tales

Here’s one I wrote for The Forecaster a few weeks ago.  At the bottom of the page, you can follow links to the rest of my work for the paper this summer. __________________________________________________ Think about the best Christmas present you’ve … Continue reading

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Let’s Pick Some All-Stars

If you’ve been around these parts before, you know I’m not a fan of picking all-stars based on a 50-game sample at the beginning of a season, and that I don’t like giving lifetime-achievement awards to aging players in July either.  … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Outfielders

I suppose this isn’t really a tale.  Rather, it’s what I hope you come to this little corner of the interwebs for- stats about baseball players.  More specifically stats about Ken Griffey, Jr., Larry Walker, and Jim Edmonds. Each of … Continue reading

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A Hall of Fame Ballot for the BBA

The long-dormant Baseball Bloggers Alliance is building steam again and reestablishing its Hall of Fame vote, after skipping this season’s player awards.  As it seems most Hall of Fame simulators do, the BBA continues to mimic the and counterintuitive and often … Continue reading

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NL Walter Johnson Award

This is the hard one. In 2015, a National League pitcher had a 1.66 ERA, the best in either league since Greg Maddux’s 1.63 in an abbreviated 1995 season. The last ERA that low with as many innings pitched as … Continue reading

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