Page rendered in 1.1689 seconds
50 querie(s) executed
Detroit Tigers Newsbeat
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Whitaker, who played from 1977 to 1995 with the Detroit Tigers, ranks among the best second basemen in baseball history by various sabermetrics — sixth by Wins Above Replacement, seventh by Wins Above Average, and 12th by JAWS according to Baseball-Reference.com. But Whitaker drew just 2.9 percent of the vote for Cooperstown in 2001, his only year on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s ballot, disqualifying him from future consideration by the writers.
So what’s taken Trammell and Whitaker so long? Why haven’t the 1984 Detroit Tigers, who won 104 games and the World Series, had a single Hall of Famer?
“We were just consistent,” Whitaker said. “We were a team with consistent players. We played, we won.”
The Hall of Fame, though, isn’t always great about rewarding consistent players who are good in a number of areas but seemingly not elite at any. Just ask Trammell, Dwight Evans or Bobby Grich.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
a fun article taking a look at baserunning.
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
Newsblog: MLB’s all 25-and-under team: Who are the best young players in baseball? | For The Win
(16 - 1:02pm, Mar 29)
Last: Swoboda is freedom
Newsblog: Report: Mets’ Jeurys Familia receives 15-game suspension
(3 - 1:01pm, Mar 29)
Last: Steve Parris, Je t'aime
Newsblog: OTP 27 March 2017: Trump, Healthcare, and the Art of the Botched Deal
(411 - 1:00pm, Mar 29)
Last: Fernigal McGunnigle
Gonfalon Cubs: Cleaning up on loose ends
(14 - 12:59pm, Mar 29)
Last: Moses Taylor, Unwavering Optimist
Newsblog: Why baseball games are so damned long | 2017 MLB Season Preview
(35 - 12:58pm, Mar 29)
Last: Greg Pope
Newsblog: Scooter Gennett waived by Brewers, picked up by Reds
(30 - 12:55pm, Mar 29)
Last: TDF, situational idiot
Newsblog: As Baseball Considers Change, It Should Look to Its Past - The New York Times
(8 - 12:54pm, Mar 29)
Last: GGC for Sale
Newsblog: Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 3-29-2017
(11 - 12:54pm, Mar 29)
Newsblog: OT - March 2017 NBA thread
(983 - 12:50pm, Mar 29)
Newsblog: THE B/R Q&A: ROB MANFRED WANTS MLB TO 'OWN THE NEXT GENERATION' OF SPORTS FANS
(159 - 12:48pm, Mar 29)
Newsblog: The Baseball-Bowling Connection!
(4 - 12:42pm, Mar 29)
Sox Therapy: Sox Therapy Predictions?
(12 - 12:33pm, Mar 29)
Newsblog: MLB scouts provide insight and analysis on all 30 teams
(18 - 12:07pm, Mar 29)
Last: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad)
Sox Therapy: The Roster - Third Time's A Charm
(7 - 12:01pm, Mar 29)
Last: Nasty Nate
Newsblog: Zack Wheeler shows he belongs in Mets’ rotation
(2 - 11:23am, Mar 29)