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Hall of Merit: Jason Kendall
Eligible in 2016
19 comment(s)Posted: January 04, 2015 at 03:35 PM |
SABR - BBTF Chapter: SABR 45 Call for Abstracts
45 years of research presentations, and still so much we don’t know…
SABR invites all members to present their research findings to their colleagues attending SABR45. Oral presentations are expected to last 20 minutes, followed by a five minute question-and-answer period. Posters will be presented, with the author on-hand to discuss the work, during a poster session of 90 or so minutes, and will probably remain on display throughout the convention.
Through on-site judging, the most ...Read More...
3 comment(s)Posted: January 02, 2015 at 11:59 AM |
Hall of Merit: Trevor Hoffman and Billy Wagner
Eligible in 2016
77 comment(s)Posted: December 23, 2014 at 11:07 AM |
Hall of Merit: Mock 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot
2015 BBTF Hall of Fame Ballot
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 Monday on Jan 5th 2015 (4 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.
Please ...Read More...
113 comment(s)Posted: December 23, 2014 at 10:33 AM |
Hall of Merit: 2015 Election Results - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez & Curt Schilling elected to the Hall of Merit!
Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Curt Schilling have been elected to the Hall of Merit.
The election was dominated by pitchers. In addition to the top 3, Mike Mussina was a strong 4th, followed closely by John Smoltz. Gary Sheffield and Sammy Sosa were 6th and 7th, both with enough support that their eventual election looks inevitable.
Moving further into the backlog Kenny Lofton, Buddy Bell, Jeff Kent, Luis Tiant, Ben Taylor and Vic Willis round out the ...Read More...
31 comment(s)Posted: December 22, 2014 at 09:19 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1960 Ballot
For 1960, each voter should rank their top 10 players from both leagues combined.
Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 January 2015.
Anyone can vote, even if you do not normally participate in Hall of Merit discussions. If have never participated in an MMP election, just post a preliminary ballot in the discussion thread by 5 January 2015.
For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.
19 comment(s)Posted: December 15, 2014 at 01:09 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1901 Discussion
Most Meritorious Player: 1901 Discussion
Going back to the first season of the American League because next year is the pre-integration committee vote.
No World Series yet so no postseason consideration. I could use help locating Negro Leaguers to consider. 1901 was really sketchy for Negro League statistics and even consistent barnstorming teams. The Cuban X Giants and Chicago Union Giants were active. I believe Frank Grant, Charlie Grant, Grant Johnson and Rube Foster are from this era....Read More...
39 comment(s)Posted: December 09, 2014 at 02:54 PM |
Jim's Lab Notes: Recent Updates and Turning off Advertisements
As you may have noticed, I’ve been working on the server and making some software updates. The downtime was required so I can move forward with some of the things on my off-season to-do list. I hope the outages didn’t inconvenience you too much.
First up on my to-do list was setting things up so I could turn off advertising for those of you who generously donated to support the site in 2014. Although automating the process is still on my list, I have turned off advertising on accounts that ...Read More...
48 comment(s)Posted: December 07, 2014 at 01:37 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2014 Results
Congratulations to Mike Trout on his 3rd consecutive MMP award.
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Mike Trout 118 8 6 Clayton Kershaw 87 8 2 Andr McCutchen 84 8 0 Giancar Stanton 74 7 0 Josh Donaldson 71 7 0 Jonathan Lucroy 68 7 0 Mich Brantley 58 8 0 Corey Kluber 57 7 0 Adrian Beltre 42 6 0 Robinson Cano 40 5 0 Felix Hernandez 36 5 0 Jose Bautista 35 7 0 Jose Altuve 26 4 0 Russell Martin 21 3 0 Anthony Rendon 20 4 0 Kyle Seager 20 4 0 Jose Abreu 17 4 0 Buster Posey 17 3 0 Johnny Cueto 11 2 0 Adam ...Read More...
7 comment(s)Posted: December 05, 2014 at 03:14 PM |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2014 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 ...Read More...
29 comment(s)Posted: November 17, 2014 at 12:50 PM |