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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 | 29 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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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1999 Results

Congratulations to Pedro Martinez on his first MMP award!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Pedro Martinez	150	11	8
Derek Jeter	134	11	1
Manny Ramirez	118	11	0
Randy Johnson	115	11	0
Jeff Bagwell	112	11	2
Roberto Alomar	105	10	0
Chipper Jones	97	11	0
N Garciaparra	88	11	0
Mike Hampton	66	10	0
Ivan Rodriguez	47	6	0
Mark McGwire	46	6	0
Bernie Williams	37	5	0
Brian Giles	32	9	0
Robin Ventura	25	6	0
Kevin Millwood	24	5	0
Rafael Palmeiro	23	4	0
Andruw Jones	20	4	0
Edgardo Alfonzo	15	4	0
Jason ...
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DL from MN Posted: January 04, 2017 at 04:06 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: 2017 in Review

It’s that time again, time to fire up the ol’ Sox Therapy time machine and take a look back at what happened in 2017;

January 18 – Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez are announced as the 2017 Hall of Famers.  Things get a bit confusing when Bagwell refuses to attend the ceremony unless his plaque has him wearing a New Britain cap.

January 21 – At the Winter Weekend festivities David Price misunderstands what the craps table at Foxwoods is all about and gets in a bit of ...

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Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: January 01, 2017 at 11:54 AM | 6 comment(s)
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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 ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2016 at 03:14 PM | 12 comment(s)
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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.

DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2016 at 02:23 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Chipper Jones

Eligible in 2018

DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2016 at 02:21 PM | 15 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Musta Got Dealt

It’s ain’t supposed to be sad though you might feel it that way. It’s a song about desperation. Every now and then we do get desperate.

- Peter Wolf, Intro to “Musta Got Lost”, J. Geils Band

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 ...

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villageidiom Posted: December 22, 2016 at 01:56 PM | 6 comment(s)
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