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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2015 Results

Congratulations to Bryce Harper on his first MMP award!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Bryce Harper	103	7	6
Mike Trout	94	7	0
Zack Greinke	83	7	1
Josh Donaldson	81	7	0
Jake Arrieta	78	7	0
P Goldschmidt	74	7	0
Joey Votto	51	7	0
Clayton Kershaw	48	6	0
Manny Machado	37	6	0
Buster Posey	35	6	0
Dallas Keuchel	34	6	0
Lorenzo Cain	22	5	0
AJ Pollock	18	5	0
Anthony Rizzo	16	4	0
Max Scherzer	13	3	0
Nelson Cruz	13	3	0
David Price	8	1	0
Chris Davis	6	1	0
Kevin Kiermaier	5	2	0
Matt Carpenter	5	1	0
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DL from MN Posted: January 13, 2016 at 04:10 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1989 Discussion

An earthquake interrupts the World Series which is won in a sweep by Oakland. The Expos and Dodgers are rained out in a domed stadium. Dave Dravecky’s arm snaps while pitching. Pete Rose agrees to be placed on the permanently ineligible list. Commissioner Giamatti dies.

Vote for 13 this year.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Will Clark		39.7		8.6
Kevin Mitchell		39.2		6.9
Rickey Henderson	31.9		8.6
Lonnie Smith		25.0		8.8
Ozzie Smith		20.3		7.3
Wade Boggs		30.4		8.4
Von Hayes		24.7		5.1
Barry ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 05, 2016 at 02:10 PM | 33 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2016: Results

BBTF recommends 9 players for election: Jeff Bagwell, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Ken Griffey Jr, Mike Mussina, Mike Piazza, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling and Alan Trammell.

Percent	Player
99%	Ken Griffey Jr.
96%	Jeff Bagwell
96%	Mike Piazza
92%	Barry Bonds
92%	Roger Clemens
91%	Tim Raines
87%	Mike Mussina
81%	Alan Trammell
80%	Curt Schilling
41%	Larry Walker
39%	Edgar Martinez
37%	Mark McGwire
17%	Jim Edmonds
15%	Sammy Sosa
5%	Fred McGriff
5%	Gary Sheffield
3%	Jeff Kent
1%	Nomar ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 23, 2015 at 02:14 PM | 22 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Jorge Posada

Eligible in 2017

DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:40 AM | 6 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Vladimir Guerrero

Eligible in 2017

DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:38 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Ivan Rodriguez

Eligible in 2017

DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:37 AM | 18 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2015 Ballot

Here are the specific rules for this election:

Candidate Eligibility: Any North American professional baseball player is eligible for the Most Meritorious Player (MMP) award including players on independent teams. Voters should consider the player’s on-field contribution to Major League Baseball (MLB) team(s) in that season only. If part of the season was spent outside MLB, that value may be considered as well. However, the player’s on-field contribution should be judged in relation to the ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 10:56 AM | 18 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2017 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2017 - (December 12, 2016) - elect 3

WS war Name-Pos
394 69.1 Manny Ramirez-LF/RF*
338 68.4 Ivan Rodriguez-C
324 59.3 Vladimir Guerrero-RF
243 46.5 Mike Cameron-CF
258 42.7 Jorge Posada-C
245 38.5 Magglio Ordonez-RF
206 44.9 J.D. Drew-RF
170 46.0 Javier Vazquez-P
233 34.3 Derrek Lee-1B
236 32.1 Edgar Renteria-SS
176 34.6 Tim Wakefield-P
142 34.5 Chris Carpenter-P*
160 28.2 Melvin Mora-3B
197 21.4 Orlando Cabrera-SS
147 27.7 Carlos Guillen-SS
181 18.8 Pat Burrell-LF
141 24.3 Jason ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 10:22 AM | 92 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: 2016 Hall of Merit Election Results: Griffey Jr., Mussina, Smoltz and Sheffield elected!

Ken Griffey, Jr., Mike Mussina, John Smoltz and Gary Sheffield join the Hall of Merit as the Class of 2016!

Griffey was named on the top of 21 of the 26 ballots cast, leading the way with 619 of a possible 624 points.

Mussina finished second with 551 points - he was in the top four on 22 ballots. Smoltz finished 3rd with 522 points, top four on 19 ballots. Sheffield secured the last spot with 459 points, he was named on all but one ballot and was top four on 15 of them.

There’s a new guy at ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 21, 2015 at 10:36 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2016

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 Wednesday on December 23, 2015 (1 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.

Please don’t post any vote ...

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DL from MN Posted: December 17, 2015 at 02:41 PM | 96 comment(s)
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