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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 |
Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2016 Results
Congratulations to Mike Trout on his unanimous selection as the 2016 MMP. This is the fourth MMP award for Trout.
Player Name pts ballots 1sts Mike Trout 120 8 8 Kris Bryant 104 8 0 Josh Donaldson 92 8 0 Mookie Betts 89 8 0 Robinson Cano 75 8 0 Jose Altuve 75 7 0 Manny Machado 49 6 0 Kyle Seager 44 6 0 Corey Seager 33 5 0 Freddie Freeman 30 5 0 Nolan Arenado 27 4 0 Daniel Murphy 25 4 0 J Verlander 21 5 0 Ian Kinsler 20 2 0 Joey Votto 19 3 0 Brian Dozier 17 4 0 Max Scherzer 16 5 0 Adam ...Read More...
8 comment(s)Posted: December 07, 2016 at 05:48 PM |
Sox Therapy: The Roster 1.0
So, how was your Tuesday? Villageidiom was touching on the Sox’ roster situation a bit before everything went insane with the Sale acquisition and I think it is something that warrants some consideration.
With that in mind, here is version 1.0 of the 2017 roster with assorted thoughts, notes, comments and random musings;
49 comment(s)Posted: December 06, 2016 at 04:52 PM |
Sox Therapy: Wintry Mixing
With the winter meetings kicking off it is likely that we will see some activity on the Red Sox roster front. This will of course come with a whole bunch of really stupid rumors being kicked around and probably at least one rumor that seems really stupid but actually comes true. For now I have a few thoughts about potential moves and activity.
Edwin Encarnacion - If he is getting a Yoenis Cespedes type deal, sign me right the heck up. I realize the arguments for not signing ...Read More...
64 comment(s)Posted: December 04, 2016 at 03:59 PM |
Need one more reason to join SABR, how about baseball cards!
5 comment(s)Posted: December 01, 2016 at 03:43 PM |
Sox Therapy: Leftover Turkey
Yesterday I had a turkey sandwich for lunch, after which our turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving were gone. That meant we could restock the fridge with new foods and look forward to the next meals. Although it was not a terrible sandwich, I am glad it’s in the past.
This seems like a good time to look back on the 2016 Red Sox season, dig out all the metaphorical leftover turkey - the bad plays, the bad games, the bad attitudes, the bad performances, the bad decisions - and dispose of it so we ...Read More...
8 comment(s)Posted: November 29, 2016 at 03:24 PM |
Gonfalon Cubs: Starting to think about 2017
I’m not entirely ready to start thinking about next year yet. I’m still enjoying this year (side note: Friday at 7pm on FS1 is the 2016 Cubs movie that MLB produced). There hasn’t been a ton of offseason movement or rumors yet, and the Cubs haven’t really done anything of note, unless of course you’re a 40 man roster fanatic. Seeing that Fangraphs has put out their 2017 projections made me at least put up this post. If anything major comes up during the winter meetings, I might start a new ...Read More...
107 comment(s)Posted: November 29, 2016 at 01:10 PM |