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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2000 Results

Congratulations to Pedro Martinez for being elected the 2000 Most Meritorious Player. This is the first election which has required a tie-breaker.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Pedro Martinez	150	11	7
Alex Rodriguez	150	11	3
Jason Giambi	139	11	1
Barry Bonds	118	11	0
Jeff Kent	96	11	0
Carlos Delgado	86	11	0
Randy Johnson	82	10	0
Todd Helton	76	8	0
Darin Erstad	66	9	0
N Garciaparra	51	9	0
Frank Thomas	37	8	0
Mike Piazza	35	7	0
Andruw Jones	32	4	0
Edgardo Alfonzo	28	6	0
Troy Glaus	26	5	0
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DL from MN Posted: February 01, 2017 at 03:41 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2001 Discussion

The Diamondbacks beat the Yankees in seven games. Vote for 15.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Barry Bonds		50.2		11.9
Sammy Sosa		43.8		10.3
Alex Rodriguez		34.1		8.3
Jason Giambi		38.3		9.2
Bret Boone		34.9		8.8
Rich Aurilia		32.3		6.7
Luis Gonzalez		35.6		7.9
Larry Walker		23.0		7.8
Shawn Green		34.4		7.0
Scott Rolen		27.5		5.5
Roberto Alomar		35.3		7.3
Albert Pujols		31.6		6.6
Chipper Jones		30.9		5.9
Eric Chavez		24.9		6.0
Todd Helton		25.1		7.8
Cliff Floyd		26.2		6.6
Phil Nevin		32.6		5.8
Paul ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 30, 2017 at 02:44 PM | 23 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2000 Ballot

For 2000 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 1 February 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 31 January 2017.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: January 20, 2017 at 06:12 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Sox In The Hall

I have to admit, I have lost a lot of interest in the Hall of Fame over the years.  I find that where once there were fun arguments about who belonged and who didn’t it now largely comes down to one set of people making it the Hall of Guys That Weren’t Mean and the other set making it a Hall of WAR.  Neither of those things particularly appeals to me.

As happy as I am for the three very deserving inductees I’ll leave it to others to talk about them and I want to touch on a few memories of ...

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Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo Posted: January 19, 2017 at 08:38 AM | 8 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: The Kids Are or Are Not Alright

Two time division winning and one time World Series champion manager John Farrell chatted with Rob Bradford and John Tomase at WEEI on Wednesday.  In the course of the conversation he talked about a couple of things that I thought were fairly interesting;

President Dave Dombrowski recently told Buster Olney that Drew Pomeranz and Wright are penciled in to the last two spots in the rotation. That doesn’t mean there won’t be competition, however, because Farrell wants that culture to ...

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Jose is El Absurd Bronson Y Pollo Posted: January 12, 2017 at 05:02 PM | 20 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2000 Discussion

The Yankees beat the Mets in a Subway Series. Teams hit a record 5,693 home runs.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Alex Rodriguez		38.0		10.4
Barry Bonds		34.1		7.7
Jason Giambi		36.6		7.7
Darin Erstad		29.5		8.3
Brian Giles		27.5		6.4
Jeff Kent		36.9		7.2
Troy Glaus		26.9		7.8
Carlos Delgado		35.6		7.3
Todd Helton		29.9		8.8
Jorge Posada		28.5		5.5
Gary Sheffield		30.6		6.1
Jim Edmonds		29.8		6.3
Nomar Garciaparra	29.4		7.4
Mike Piazza		28.9		5.1
Richard Hidalgo		24.3		6.3
Bobby ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2017 at 01:58 PM | 32 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Johan Santana

Eligible in 2018

DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2017 at 11:24 AM | 19 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Andruw Jones

Eligible in 2018

DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2017 at 11:23 AM | 30 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Jim Thome

Eligible in 2018

DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2017 at 11:22 AM | 5 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Scott Rolen

Eligible in 2018

DL from MN Posted: January 06, 2017 at 10:53 AM | 13 comment(s)
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