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Tuesday, December 05, 2017

2018 Hall of Merit Ballot

Welcome to the 2018 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 5) through December 18, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST.

I’ve posted this the last several of years, but as a reminder:

“This has been an issue in the past, so I’ll repeat it now for clarification . . . the posting of the ballot to the discussion thread for new voters is not just a formality. With the posting of the ballot you are expected to post a summary of what you take into account - basically, how did you ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 05, 2017 at 12:46 PM | 33 comment(s)
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Monday, December 19, 2016

2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

Vladimir Guerrero (267), Sammy Sosa (255), Luis Tiant (189), Jeff Kent (179), Vic Willis (161), Kenny Lofton (151), Bobby Bonds (133), Ben Taylor (130), Buddy Bell (130) and Tommy Bridges (106) will be the top 10 returnees for 2018.

Jorge Posada (95), Bob Johnson (86), Urban Shocker (80), Dick Redding (79), Phil Rizzuto (79), Wally Schang (79) and Sal Bando (68) rounded out the top 20.

2018 - (December 4 - December 18, 2017) - elect 4

Name               HOFm HOFs Yrs WAR  WAR7 JAWS
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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 19, 2016 at 09:12 PM | 394 comment(s)
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2017 Hall of Merit Election Results: Rodriguez, Ramirez and Edmonds elected!

Ivan Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez and Jim Edmonds will be the Hall of Merit’s class of 2017!

Pudge was the top vote getter on 21 of 26 ballots, earning 567 of 624 possible points. Ramirez lead three ballots, earning 545 points. Edmonds and Jim McCormick each drew one top vote and Edmonds finished with 454 points, far ahead of Vladimir Guerrero who finished fourth with 267 points.

Guerrero, Sammy Sosa (255), Luis Tiant (189), Jeff Kent (179), Vic Willis (161), Kenny Lofton (151), Bobby Bonds ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 19, 2016 at 08:13 PM | 25 comment(s)
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Monday, December 05, 2016

2017 Hall of Merit Ballot

Welcome to the 2017 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 5) through December 19, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST.

I’ve posted this the last several of years, but as a reminder:

“This has been an issue in the past, so I’ll repeat it now for clarification . . . the posting of the ballot to the discussion thread for new voters is not just a formality. With the posting of the ballot you are expected to post a summary of what you take into account - basically, how did you ...

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JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 05, 2016 at 05:53 PM | 61 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Most Meritorious Player: Trophy Case

MMP Award results and analysis including a listing of all winners.

DL from MN Posted: September 21, 2016 at 04:40 PM | 28 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2017 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion

2017 - (December 12, 2016) - elect 3

WS war Name-Pos
394 69.1 Manny Ramirez-LF/RF*
338 68.4 Ivan Rodriguez-C
324 59.3 Vladimir Guerrero-RF
243 46.5 Mike Cameron-CF
258 42.7 Jorge Posada-C
245 38.5 Magglio Ordonez-RF
206 44.9 J.D. Drew-RF
170 46.0 Javier Vazquez-P
233 34.3 Derrek Lee-1B
236 32.1 Edgar Renteria-SS
176 34.6 Tim Wakefield-P
142 34.5 Chris Carpenter-P*
160 28.2 Melvin Mora-3B
197 21.4 Orlando Cabrera-SS
147 27.7 Carlos Guillen-SS
181 18.8 Pat Burrell-LF
141 24.3 Jason ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 10:22 AM | 217 comment(s)
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Friday, December 08, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2010 Discussion

Giants beat the Rangers 4 games to 1 in the World Series. Vote for 15.

Player Name		SH WS		bWAR
Josh Hamilton		30.2		8.7
Evan Longoria		32.8		8.1
Robinson Cano		35.3		8.1
Adrian Beltre		25.0		7.8
Albert Pujols		32.9		7.5
Brett Gardner		18.7		7.4
Carl Crawford		30.7		7.0
Jose Bautista		32.5		7.0
Joey Votto		30.9		6.9
Troy Tulowitzki		24.9		6.7
Miguel Cabrera		29.9		6.5
Jason Heyward		22.5		6.4
Ryan Zimmerman		22.4		6.2
Carlos Gonzalez		24.9		5.9
Matt Holliday		28.2		5.9
Shin-Soo ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 08, 2017 at 11:34 AM | 9 comment(s)
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2017 Results

Congratulations to Jose Altuve - the 2017 Most Meritorious Player

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Jose Altuve	117	8	5
Aaron Judge	109	8	2
Giancarlo Stanton	89	8	0
Joey Votto	86	8	0
Mike Trout	84	8	1
Corey Kluber	77	8	0
Charlie Blackmon	62	7	0
Jose Ramirez	52	8	0
Kris Bryant	46	7	0
Max Scherzer	45	6	0
Carlos Correa	37	7	0
Nolan Arenado	34	5	0
Anthony Rendon	20	4	0
Chris Sale	18	5	0
Stephen Strasburg	18	4	0
Justin Verlander	12	2	0
Paul Goldschmidt	11	4	0
Justin Turner	11	4	0
Tommy ...
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DL from MN Posted: December 06, 2017 at 04:05 PM | 5 comment(s)
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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2017 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 ...

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DL from MN Posted: November 30, 2017 at 04:52 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Thursday, November 02, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2017 Discussion

Most Meritorious Player: 2017 Discussion

Vote for 15.

Player			WS	bWAR
Jose Altuve		36.7	8.3	
Aaron Judge		30.8	8.1
Giancarlo Stanton	32.2	7.6
Joey Votto		31.5	7.5
Nolan Arenado		24.2	7.2
Mike Trout		30.8	6.7
Andrelton Simmons	21.9	7.1
Jose Ramirez		28.4	6.9
Mookie Betts		24.2	6.4
Tommy Pham		20.1	6.4
Carlos Correa		25.2	6.3
Kris Bryant		29.8	6.1
Charlie Blackmon	32.4	6.0
Anthony Rendon		27.9	5.9
Paul Goldschmidt	26.6	5.8
Marcell Ozuna		26.7	5.7
Justin Turner		24.8	5.7
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DL from MN Posted: November 02, 2017 at 04:51 PM | 16 comment(s)
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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2009 Results

Congratulations to Albert Pujols on winning the 2009 Most Meritorious Player award. This is a back-to-back win for Pujols and his 3rd award overall.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Albert Pujols	131	9	7
Chase Utley	115	9	0
Joe Mauer	113	9	1
Zack Greinke	104	9	1
Ben Zobrist	77	8	0
Hanley Ramirez	74	8	0
Prince Fielder	58	6	0
Adrian Gonzalez	49	7	0
Ryan Braun	36	5	0
Tim Lincecum	35	7	0
Roy Halladay	31	5	0
Derek Jeter	31	5	0
Evan Longoria	29	6	0
Ryan Zimmerman	23	6	0
Jason Bay	23	2	0
Chone ...
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DL from MN Posted: November 01, 2017 at 03:47 PM | 7 comment(s)
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Monday, October 23, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2009 Ballot

For 2009 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 1 November 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 October 2017.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: October 23, 2017 at 11:23 AM | 18 comment(s)
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Friday, October 06, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2009 Discussion

Most Meritorious Player: 2009 Discussion

The Yankees beat the Phillies 4 games to 2 in the World Series. Vote for 15.

Player Name		SH WS		rWAR
Albert Pujols		39.7		9.7
Ben Zobrist		26.6		8.6
Joe Mauer		34.5		7.8
Chase Utley		32.2		8.2
Chone Figgins		26.5		7.7
Hanley Ramirez		34.9		7.3
Ryan Zimmerman		23.5		7.3
Evan Longoria		25.8		7.0
Troy Tulowitzki		25.9		6.5
Derek Jeter		26.9		6.5
Franklin Gutierrez	18.8		6.6
Adrian Gonzalez		33.6		6.9
Kevin Youkilis		25.6		6.6
Jason Bartlett		23.0		6.2
Ian ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 06, 2017 at 04:00 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2008 Results

Congratulations to Albert Pujols on winning the 2008 MMP award. This is Pujols’ second award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Albert Pujols	132	9	6
Chase Utley	106	9	1
Chipper Jones	93	8	0
Mark Teixeira	79	9	0
Tim Lincecum	75	8	0
Hanley Ramirez	72	8	1
Lance Berkman	63	8	0
Manny Ramirez	55	8	1
David Wright	45	8	0
Cliff Lee	43	5	0
Carlos Beltran	39	6	0
Joe Mauer	37	4	0
CC Sabathia	34	7	0
Johan Santana	30	3	0
Dustin Pedroia	26	5	0
Alex Rodriguez	25	9	0
Brian McCann	20	2	0
Grady Sizemore	16	3	0
Roy ...
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DL from MN Posted: October 04, 2017 at 04:49 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2008 Ballot

For 2008 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 4 October 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 October 2017.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: September 27, 2017 at 02:57 PM | 11 comment(s)
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Friday, September 08, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2008 Discussion

The Phillies beat the Rays in the World Series. Vote for 15.

Player Name		SH WS		rWAR
Albert Pujols		34.5		7.3
Chase Utley		31.5		6.9
Chipper Jones		26.2		7.3
Mark Teixeira		30.5		7.8
Nick Markakis		23.8		7.4
Carlos Beltran		29.2		6.9
Hanley Ramirez		33.8		6.7
Dustin Pedroia		27.3		6.9
Joe Mauer		30.6		5.6
Brian McCann		20.3		5.5
David Wright		30.6		6.8
Alex Rodriguez		27.3		6.8
Lance Berkman		35.2		6.8
Kevin Youkilis		23.8		6.3
Grady Sizemore		28.7		5.9
Alex Rios		20.4		5.9
Matt ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 08, 2017 at 02:33 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2007 Results

Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on being unanimously elected the 2007 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Alex Rodriguez	135	9	9
David Wright	117	9	0
Albert Pujols	92	8	0
Chipper Jones	89	9	0
Magglio Ordonez	88	9	0
Chase Utley	84	8	0
Crts Granderson	69	8	0
Carlos Pena	65	8	0
David Ortiz	62	8	0
Matt Holliday	43	8	0
Jake Peavy	32	7	0
Jorge Posada	29	5	0
Jimmy Rollins	28	7	0
Hanley Ramirez	23	3	0
Troy Tulowitzki	20	3	0
Russell Martin	20	2	0
C.C. Sabathia	17	7	0
Josh ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 06, 2017 at 04:10 PM | 1 comment(s)
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Most Meritorious Player: 2007 Results

Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on being unanimously elected the 2007 Most Meritorious Player!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Alex Rodriguez	135	9	9
David Wright	117	9	0
Albert Pujols	92	8	0
Chipper Jones	89	9	0
Magglio Ordonez	88	9	0
Chase Utley	84	8	0
Crts Granderson	69	8	0
Carlos Pena	65	8	0
David Ortiz	62	8	0
Matt Holliday	43	8	0
Jake Peavy	32	7	0
Jorge Posada	29	5	0
Jimmy Rollins	28	7	0
Hanley Ramirez	23	3	0
Troy Tulowitzki	20	3	0
Russell Martin	20	2	0
C.C. Sabathia	17	7	0
Josh ...
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DL from MN Posted: September 06, 2017 at 04:10 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2007 Ballot

For 2007 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 6 September 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 5 September 2017.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: August 24, 2017 at 10:50 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Thursday, August 03, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2007 Discussion

The Red Sox defeated the Rockies in the World Series. Vote for 15.

Player Name		SH WS		rWAR
Alex Rodriguez		35.0		9.4
David Wright		34.7		8.3
Albert Pujols		32.4		8.7
Chase Utley		29.0		7.8
Curtis Granderson	29.6		7.6
Magglio Ordonez		31.5		7.3
Chipper Jones		26.7		7.6
Carlos Pena		28.7		7.2
Robinson Cano		22.6		6.7
Troy Tulowitzki		25.0		6.8
Jimmy Rollins		28.2		6.1
Jose Reyes		25.5		5.1
Matt Holliday		27.9		6.0
Ichiro Suzuki		29.7		5.8
Grady Sizemore		28.6		5.5
Carlos ...
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DL from MN Posted: August 03, 2017 at 06:10 PM | 23 comment(s)
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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2006 Results

Congratulations to Albert Pujols. After three consecutive runner-up finishes he has his first MMP victory!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Albert Pujols	143	10	6
Carlos Beltran	135	10	4
Chase Utley	87	9	0
Johan Santana	86	9	0
Joe Mauer	86	9	0
Ryan Howard	78	9	0
Grady Sizemore	75	8	0
Lance Berkman	70	9	0
Miguel Cabrera	65	8	0
Travis Hafner	62	7	0
Derek Jeter	54	9	0
David Ortiz	51	8	0
Brandon Webb	46	8	0
Carlos Guillen	34	6	0
Bronson Arroyo	25	5	0
Alfonso Soriano	23	4	0
Jered Weaver	14	2	0
Vernon ...
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DL from MN Posted: August 02, 2017 at 05:01 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2006 Ballot

For 2006 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 2 August 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 1 August 2017.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: July 25, 2017 at 03:38 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Monday, July 10, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2006 Discussion

The Cardinals beat the Tigers in the World Series. Vote for 15.

Player Name		SH WS		rWAR
Carlos Beltran		33.1		8.2
Albert Pujols		34.2		8.5
Joe Mauer		30.6		5.8
Chase Utley		27.7		7.3
Grady Sizemore		26.6		6.6
Carlos Guillen		25.3		6.0
Vernon Wells		24.8		6.2
Jose Reyes		25.9		5.8
Bill Hall		21.5		5.8
Miguel Cabrera		29.6		5.8
Derek Jeter		29.6		5.5
Scott Rolen		24.2		5.8
Brian McCann		20.8		4.3
Andruw Jones		23.0		5.6
Ramon Hernandez		19.0		4.2
Jorge Posada		22.4		4.0
Adrian ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 10, 2017 at 02:44 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2005 Results

Congratulations to Alex Rodriguez on winning his first MMP award.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Alex Rodriguez	134	9	8
Albert Pujols	121	9	0
Derrek Lee	108	9	0
Roger Clemens	86	8	1
Brian Roberts	68	8	0
Mark Teixeira	66	8	0
Chase Utley	64	8	0
Dontrell Willis	63	8	0
Johan Santana	58	8	0
Andruw Jones	43	5	0
Jason Bay	40	5	0
David Ortiz	37	6	0
Andy Pettitte	33	5	0
Morgan Ensberg	24	6	0
David Wright	19	3	0
Vlad Guerrero	16	3	0
Chris Carpenter	14	2	0
Brian Giles	13	3	0
Travis Hafner	13	4	0
Pedro ...
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DL from MN Posted: July 05, 2017 at 04:40 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2005 Ballot

For 2005 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 5 July 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 4 July 2017.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: June 28, 2017 at 11:53 AM | 13 comment(s)
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Thursday, June 08, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2005 Discussion

The White Sox end their drought by beating the Astros in the World Series. Vote for 15.

Player Name		SH WS		rWAR
Alex Rodriguez		39.1		9.4
Albert Pujols		37.1		8.4
Chase Utley		26.5		7.2
Derrek Lee		34.0		7.7
Brian Giles		29.7		4.9
Andruw Jones		26.6		6.7
Morgan Ensberg		26.3		6.3
Brian Roberts		27.3		7.2
Mark Teixeira		28.5		7.2
Jason Bay		29.8		5.7
Jim Edmonds		25.9		4.4
Victor Martinez		21.0		5.2
Miguel Cabrera		28.8		5.2
Vlad Guerrero		27.5		5.7
Rafael Furcal		25.8		6.4
Placido ...
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DL from MN Posted: June 08, 2017 at 01:08 PM | 17 comment(s)
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2004 Results

Congratulations to Barry Bonds for being named the 2004 MMP unanimously. Bonds ties Mays for the lead with seven MMP awards. Bonds has also received votes in 16 elections which ties Aaron and Mays.

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Barry Bonds	150	10	10
Albert Pujols	117	10	0
Adrian Beltre	116	10	0
Scott Rolen	108	10	0
Johan Santana	98	10	0
Jim Edmonds	97	10	0
Todd Helton	74	8	0
Randy Johnson	71	9	0
J. D. Drew	69	8	0
Ichiro Suzuki	40	5	0
Mark Loretta	35	5	0
Miguel Tejada	35	8	0
Curt ...
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DL from MN Posted: June 07, 2017 at 04:03 PM | 6 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2004 Ballot

For 2004 each voter should rank the top 15 players from all leagues combined.

Balloting is scheduled to close at 4pm EDT on 7 June 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 6 June 2017.

For detailed rules see one of our previous ballots.

DL from MN Posted: May 30, 2017 at 09:58 AM | 11 comment(s)
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Friday, May 05, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2004 Discussion

The Red Sox end their drought by beating the Cardinals in the World Series. Vote for 15.

Player Name		SH WS		rWAR
Barry Bonds		48.2		10.6
Scott Rolen		32.3		9.2
Adrian Beltre		37.1		9.5
J.D. Drew		32.2		8.3
Albert Pujols		35.6		8.5
Jim Edmonds		36.1		7.2
Mark Loretta		33.0		6.0
Alex Rodriguez		31.0		7.6
Todd Helton		31.3		8.3
Carlos Beltran		28.9		6.8
Bobby Abreu		31.7		6.5
Miguel Tejada		26.7		7.4
Brian Giles		24.7		3.7
Ichiro Suzuki		25.9		9.1
Melvin Mora		25.9		5.6
Ivan ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 05, 2017 at 01:28 PM | 9 comment(s)
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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Most Meritorious Player: 2003 Results

Congratulations to Barry Bonds, our 2003 MMP!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Barry Bonds	147	10	7
Albert Pujols	138	10	2
Alex Rodriguez	108	10	0
Javier Lopez	99	9	0
Gary Sheffield	85	10	0
Todd Helton	69	7	1
Pedro Martinez	68	8	0
Roy Halladay	67	9	0
Mark Prior	61	9	0
Marcus Giles	56	10	0
Carlos Delgado	56	8	0
Tim Hudson	53	9	0
Jorge Posada	40	8	0
Esteban Loaiza	34	6	0
Bret Boone	32	4	0
Jason Schmidt	20	4	0
Jim Edmonds	14	4	0
Jason Giambi	12	1	0
Jim Thome	10	1	0
Carlos Beltran	10	4	0
Mike ...
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DL from MN Posted: May 03, 2017 at 04:13 PM | 12 comment(s)
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