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Hall of Merit: Todd Helton

Eligible in 2019

DL from MN Posted: January 11, 2018 at 02:39 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Is This Thing On?

Crickets man, that’s all there is.  I have wanted to put something down and keep the chatter going but I got absolutely nothing.  There really isn’t a lot happening throughout the baseball world and the Sox are no exception. Presumably something is going to happen relatively soon as throughout baseball teams are just a month and change away from pitchers and Molinas reporting and both players and management are going to want to get settled in.  Management is going to want decisions made and ...

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Jose is an Absurd Doubles Machine Posted: January 08, 2018 at 03:04 PM | 13 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2011 Discussion

The Cardinals defeated the Rangers in seven games. Vote for 15.

Player			WS	bWAR
Ben Zobrist		26.5	8.7
Matt Kemp		37.0	8.2
Jacoby Ellsbury		32.2	8.1
Jose Bautista		38.5	8.1
Dustin Pedroia		27.3	7.9
Ryan Braun		36.0	7.8
Miguel Cabrera		36.0	7.5
Evan Longoria		23.7	7.4
Alex Gordon		24.5	7.2
Ian Kinsler		25.5	7.1
Adrian Gonzalez		28.3	6.9
Joey Votto 		30.1	6.3
Pablo Sandoval		23.6	6.1
Troy Tulowitzki		24.2	6.1
Justin Upton 		29.8	6.1
Adrian Beltre		18.8	5.8
Robinson Cano		31.1	5.7
Andrew ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 05, 2018 at 05:52 PM | 90 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2010 Results

Congratulations to Josh Hamilton, our 2010 Most Meritorious Player

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Josh Hamilton	161	12	4
Robinson Cano	143	11	4
Albert Pujols	131	12	1
Evan Longoria	127	11	0
Joey Votto	116	11	0
Roy Halladay	107	11	2
Jose Bautista	80	10	0
Carl Crawford	71	9	0
Ubaldo Jimenez	66	9	0
Miguel Cabrera	64	9	0
Felix Hernandez	56	7	1
Adrian Beltre	52	8	0
Troy Tulowitzki	33	7	0
Josh Johnson	33	6	0
Adam Wainwright	30	7	0
Joe Mauer	19	6	0
Brett Gardner	18	4	0
Matt Holliday	17	3	0
Adrian ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 03, 2018 at 04:05 PM | 81 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Roy Halladay

Eligible in 2019

DL from MN Posted: January 02, 2018 at 09:53 AM | 6 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Mariano Rivera

Eligible in 2019

DL from MN Posted: January 02, 2018 at 09:52 AM | 32 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2018 Hall of Merit Election Results: Chipper, Thome, Rolen and Vlad Elected!

The Hall of Merit welcomes four new members. Chipper Jones was the unanimous #1 this year, receiving all 30 first place votes. Jim Thome (653) edged Scott Rolen (617) for second place. Rolen had more second place votes (13-12), but Thome had 14 third place votes to Rolen’s 9. Both were named on all 30 ballots. All three were selected in their first year of eligibility.

Vladimir Guerreo is the final electee, with 290 points in his second year of eligibility. He was named on 21 ballots. Guerrero ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 28, 2017 at 11:14 AM | 32 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Mock 2018 Hall of Fame Election Results

BBTF would elect Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Chipper Jones, Mike Mussina, Curt Schilling, Jim Thome and Larry Walker to the Hall of Fame.

Player Name	Votes	Percent
Chipper Jones	59	97%
Jim Thome	59	97%
Roger Clemens	57	93%
Barry Bonds	56	92%
Curt Schilling	56	92%
Mike Mussina	55	90%
Larry Walker	48	79%
Edgar Martinez	45	74%
Scott Rolen	40	66%
Vlad Guerrero	37	61%
Manny Ramirez	31	51%
Sammy Sosa	14	23%
Jeff Kent	6	10%
Gary Sheffield	6	10%
Johan Santana	5	8%
Billy Wagner	5	8%
Trevor ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2017 at 01:25 PM | 12 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2010 Ballot

For 2010 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 3 January 2018.

Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If you have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 2 January 2018.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: December 21, 2017 at 02:42 PM | 25 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2018

IMPORTANT: Please read:

This election should follow BBWAA rules, not Hall of Merit rules. However, we hope to see only players that each voter feels belong on their ballots. Leaving 1st-year candidates off your ballot is also frowned upon. IOW, we would like to see an absence of some of the silliness that permeates Hall of Fame voting by the writers.

The election will end Friday on December 22, 2017 (1 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.

Please don’t post any vote tallies ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 18, 2017 at 10:59 AM | 67 comment(s)
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