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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2002 Ballot
For 2002 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 5 April 2017.
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 4 April 2017.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.
1 comment(s)Posted: March 27, 2017 at 10:58 AM |
Sox Therapy: The Roster - Third Time’s A Charm
13 days peeps, 13 days until actual competitive baseballing by the Boston Red Sox. The roster is a work in progress and I think it’s worth an update;
So far so good on the positional front. Everyone has stayed healthy ...Read More...
3 comment(s)Posted: March 21, 2017 at 10:45 AM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Belated Spring Training Thoughts
I don’t know if anyone is interested, or will even read this one. I took my annual trek to the greater Phoenix area early last week, this year accompanied by my newly baseball obsessed 5 year old son. We saw three games, and I jotted down a few thoughts for each game.
There is so much general baseball knowledge that I just take for granted, and can’t remember ever learning. Especially about Spring Training. The 2 big ones that I found myself having the hardest time ...Read More...
6 comment(s)Posted: March 15, 2017 at 02:06 PM |
Sox Therapy: Springing Into Action
Hey everyone! Some pretty rough weather yesterday, a bit windy and cloudy it was rough. I had to break out the sweatshirt last night. Oh did I mention I’m at Spring Training? No? You thought I was talking about the foot of snow and bitter cold you were dealing with? Hey, it was rough here too. For some reason no one seems interested in extending me any sympathy.
Anyway I’ve made my way to a couple of games so far and I’ll be going to a couple more. I thought I’d share some observations ...Read More...
15 comment(s)Posted: March 15, 2017 at 09:25 AM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2001 Results
Congratulations to Barry Bonds for being unanimously elected the 2001 Most Meritorious Player.
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Barry Bonds 165 11 11 Sammy Sosa 152 11 0 Jason Giambi 134 11 0 Alex Rodriguez 121 11 0 Randy Johnson 118 11 0 Luis Gonzalez 100 11 0 Bret Boone 87 10 0 Roberto Alomar 72 11 0 Curt Schilling 72 9 0 Ichiro Suzuki 39 6 0 Larry Walker 34 6 0 Rich Aurilia 32 8 0 Shawn Green 31 7 0 Todd Helton 23 5 0 Lance Berkman 18 5 0 Mike Mussina 17 5 0 Albert Pujols 16 5 0 Jim ...Read More...
6 comment(s)Posted: March 13, 2017 at 05:55 PM |
Sox Therapy: Early Spring Overreactions
The AL East champion Red Sox are back at it and of course spring training is a time to hear a story and wildly extrapolate nonsense from it. And when you need nonsense, you need your man Jose to step in and fill the breach. Thus the breach shall be filled.
Sam Travis - Great Hitter or Greatest Hitter - The righty has picked up where he left off before getting injured last season and has already slugged a couple of homers. Admittedly one of them (against Northeastern) doesn’t count in ...Read More...
35 comment(s)Posted: March 01, 2017 at 01:42 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2002 Discussion
The Angels defeated the Giants in the World Series. Vote for 15.
Player SH WS BBR WAR Barry Bonds 47.7 11.8 Alex Rodriguez 32.8 8.8 Jim Thome 37.5 7.4 Vladimir Guerrero 30.6 7.0 Chipper Jones 31.0 5.7 Jim Edmonds 31.5 6.7 Jason Giambi 33.5 7.1 Scott Rolen 24.6 6.5 Jeff Kent 29.7 7.0 Nomar Garciaparra 25.7 6.8 Bobby Abreu 27.0 5.8 Brian Giles 34.0 5.3 Shawn Green 32.1 6.9 Albert Pujols 31.1 5.5 Larry Walker 27.2 6.1 Miguel Tejada 28.4 5.6 Todd ...Read More...
12 comment(s)Posted: February 28, 2017 at 05:09 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2001 Ballot
For 2001 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 13 March 2017.
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 10 March 2017.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.
14 comment(s)Posted: February 24, 2017 at 03:34 PM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Spring Training Open Thread
We’ve gotten some sporadic threads going over the first week of ST, but nothing has really taken off. I’m putting this up now, and will be adding any news/updates to the comments as they pop up. It’s going to be a relatively quiet spring, I’d expect, and I’m heading to Phoenix for a few games in a couple of week (so if anyone is going to be there, let me know).
Here’s how I see the roster today, feel free to comment, laugh, etc:
17 comment(s)Posted: February 20, 2017 at 11:48 AM |
Sox Therapy: The Roster - Part Deux
With pitchers and catchers officially in camp, winter transactions pretty solidly wrapped up and health issues starting to clarify I figured today might be a good day to run through the roster again and see where we are.
8 comment(s)Posted: February 16, 2017 at 10:59 AM |