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Hall of Merit: Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2017 Results
Congratulations to Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, Roger Clemens, Barry Bonds, Ivan Rodriguez, Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling. They all exceeded the 75% threshold on our ballot. Three others were between 50% and 75% and would probably be elected if there had not been a 10 name limit.
Player Name Percent Tim Raines 100% Jeff Bagwell 98% Roger Clemens 97% Barry Bonds 95% Ivan Rodriguez 91% Mike Mussina 86% Curt Schilling 81% Edgar Martinez 70% Manny Ramirez 69% Larry Walker 69% Vlad ...Read More...
12 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2016 at 03:14 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1999 Ballot
For 1999 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 4 January 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 3 January 2017.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.
14 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2016 at 02:23 PM |
Hall of Merit: Chipper Jones
15 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2016 at 02:21 PM |
Sox Therapy: Musta Got Dealt
Should Boston have waited to trade Clay Buchholz until a team got desperate late in spring training?
Y’know, it seems on this site we often talk about this very scenario, maybe every year. Hey, maybe a team will suffer an injury in the rotation. If a team gets desperate before opening day, or before ...Read More...
6 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2016 at 01:56 PM |
Hall of Merit: 2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
Vladimir Guerrero (267), Sammy Sosa (255), Luis Tiant (189), Jeff Kent (179), Vic Willis (161), Kenny Lofton (151), Bobby Bonds (133), Ben Taylor (130), Buddy Bell (130) and Tommy Bridges (106) will be the top 10 returnees for 2018.
Jorge Posada (95), Bob Johnson (86), Urban Shocker (80), Dick Redding (79), Phil Rizzuto (79), Wally Schang (79) and Sal Bando (68) rounded out the top 20.
2018 - (December 4 - December 18, 2017) - elect 4
Name HOFm HOFs Yrs WAR WAR7 JAWS Chipper ...Read More...
146 comment(s)Posted: December 19, 2016 at 09:12 PM |
Hall of Merit: 2017 Hall of Merit Election Results: Rodriguez, Ramirez and Edmonds elected!
Ivan Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez and Jim Edmonds will be the Hall of Merit’s class of 2017!
Pudge was the top vote getter on 21 of 26 ballots, earning 567 of 624 possible points. Ramirez lead three ballots, earning 545 points. Edmonds and Jim McCormick each drew one top vote and Edmonds finished with 454 points, far ahead of Vladimir Guerrero who finished fourth with 267 points.
Guerrero, Sammy Sosa (255), Luis Tiant (189), Jeff Kent (179), Vic Willis (161), Kenny Lofton (151), Bobby Bonds ...Read More...
25 comment(s)Posted: December 19, 2016 at 08:13 PM |
Hall of Merit: Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2017
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 Thursday on December 22, 2016 (3 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.
Please don’t post any vote tallies ...Read More...
69 comment(s)Posted: December 19, 2016 at 11:08 AM |
Sox Therapy: The Magnificent Seven
Barring a major move at Designated Hitter it now appears the one significant off-season question for Dave Dombrowski and the Boston Red Sox is what to do about the starting rotation. As currently set the roster has seven Major League starting pitchers;
By all accounts Double D’s phone started ringing roughly nanoseconds after the Sale trade. With pitching being scarce ...Read More...
28 comment(s)Posted: December 14, 2016 at 02:19 PM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Cubs roster update - post Winter Meetings
Not surprisingly, the Cubs have been relatively quiet so far this offseason. After a couple moves, I thought it’d be worth putting the current projected 25 man roster on paper to see where things stand.
C: Contreras, Montero
SP: Lester, Arrieta, Hendricks, Lackey, Montgomery
I see those 22 as locks. Maybe Duensing is a lock, but I don’t think $2mil is a ...Read More...
80 comment(s)Posted: December 08, 2016 at 05:09 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1999 Discussion
The Yankees swept the Braves in the World Series.
Player Name SH WS BBR WAR Derek Jeter 33.7 8.0 Manny Ramirez 33.1 7.3 Roberto Alomar 33.2 7.4 Robin Ventura 28.3 6.7 Ivan Rodriguez 28.6 6.4 Jeff Bagwell 33.3 7.4 Nomar Garciaparra 31.4 6.6 Edgardo Alfonzo 29.1 6.0 Randy Velarde 24.2 7.0 Carl Everett 23.2 5.8 Brian Giles 26.6 6.6 Chipper Jones 33.6 6.9 Shawn Green 26.6 6.4 Barry Larkin 23.6 5.1 Bobby Abreu 26.6 6.1 Omar Vizquel 22.5 6.0 Jason ...Read More...
37 comment(s)Posted: December 08, 2016 at 01:27 PM |