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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...
14 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 |
Sox Therapy: Third Aid
First aid is immediate help given for an injury that will suffice until full medical treatment can be given. I don’t think second aid is actually a term people use, but let’s say it’s the full medical treatment that was sought after first aid was administered. That should be the end of it, right? Well, yeah. Third aid shouldn’t exist because full medical treatment should solve the problem.
15 comment(s)Posted: February 13, 2017 at 07:25 AM |
Sox Therapy: Truckin’ Along
So with the truck (or The Truck) having left Boston for its glorious reappearing in Fort Myers today I thought it might be time to start thinking about spring training. Because I know you are all worried I leave in 32 days for the Sunshine State. With that in mind I was thinking about what I am looking forward to at the four games I am going to be attending;
Pablo Sandoval – Hey why mess around? My father was at the house Saturday night and he said “I want a picture of Sandoval as soon ...Read More...
4 comment(s)Posted: February 06, 2017 at 04:34 PM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Last Minute Depth Shopping
I added a comment to the last post about the Brett Anderson signing, but there wasn’t a thread for it (nor did it really deserve it’s own thread). That’s obviously a depth signing, and at only $3.5 mil guaranteed, it’s relatively low risk. It’s incredibly unlikely he’s healthy enough to be a much of a factor at all, but if he is, the incentives can take his deal up to $10mil. I’m perfectly fine with this, but if he’s really the 6th starter, there still is more work to do.
So yesterday, the ...Read More...
34 comment(s)Posted: February 02, 2017 at 11:21 AM |
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 Greg ...Read More...
2 comment(s)Posted: February 01, 2017 at 03:41 PM |