Monthly Archives: January 2012

Top Ten Worst Award Votes (Part III)

As I got down to the last few years in my worst awards votes list, I realized my explanations were getting a little long, so I decided to break up the last five into two parts. With this one, I’ll … Continue reading

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Top Ten Worst Award Years (Part II)

Yesterday’s Part I post developed a few common themes for the worst award voting years. I mentioned with Yogi Berra the use of “intangibles,” but I’d say that merely calling someone a “leader” and giving them an award isn’t really … Continue reading

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Fielder to the Tigers

Fake Jon Heyman reported this afternoon that Prince Fielder was headed to the Nationals for 8 years. I was excited, if only because I live in Arlington and could enjoy Fielder’s time with the Nats in person. Alas, that was … Continue reading

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Top Ten Worst Award Years (Part I)

It’s funny, but I think I could write entire posts about how many MVPs Ted Williams and Willie Mays should have won and maybe at some point I will. It’s not that they need them–we already view them as some … Continue reading

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Top Ten Worst Hall of Fame Picks (Part II)

#5: Rube Marquard, 1908-25, SP, 201-177, 3.08 ERA, 103 ERA+, 28.5 WAR Well, as much as I suggested otherwise, it was hard not to keep a lot of older choices off the list. There are two Rubes in the Hall … Continue reading

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Top Ten Worst Hall of Fame Picks (Part I)

I had considered doing a post previewing next year’s Hall of Fame ballot, but that’s a can of worms that I’d like to come to slowly and in the future. That will be ballot that will be a) filled with … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame 2012 Part V: The Rest

After yesterday’s detour for some discussion of Twins-related news (of which there hasn’t been too much lately), it is time to continue with my series of posts of the Hall of Fame. I want to keep this one fairly simple–I … Continue reading

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Ryan the Gambler?

Since this weekend finally gave us some real Minnesota Twins news, I’m going to take a one day break from my series of posts related to the Hall of Fame to discuss it. Sunday night it was confirmed that the … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame 2012 Part IV: The Offenders

After my last three posts on the Hall of Fame, my final two discussing this year’s ballot will be split between taking on the controversial cases (Mark McGwire, Raphael Palmeiro, who got 19.5% and 12.6% in the voting respectively) and … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame 2012 Part III: Close Calls?

Yesterday, I discussed the next three Hall of Fame cases on the recent ballot according to voting (Bagwell, Smith, and Raines). Today, I’ll focus on three remaining candidates whom I think have cases to be made for them–Alan Trammell, Edgar … Continue reading

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