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Tim Raines Newsbeat

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tim Raines on getting into Hall of Fame: ‘It matters, but it doesn’t’

Currently the roving outfield and base running co-ordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays, the 56-year-old said he’s intrigued how the advanced statistics that have only recently become more prominent in the game are helping to make his case for induction.

“It’s kind of mind boggling,” said Raines, who was in Vancouver for a team function with the single-A Canadians. “I didn’t really know I did all those things those guys say I did.

“It’s quite interesting.”

Dennis Eclairskey, closer Posted: January 31, 2016 at 10:01 PM | 82 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, montreal expos, sabrmetrics, tim raines

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Predicting the next four HOF Classes (SportsOnEarth/Mack)

A clear-eyed look at the next four years of Hall of Fame voting.


Friday, December 18, 2015

Why a Hall of Fame vote for Tim Raines is a vote for analytics, too

Posting an OPS 23 percent above league average with 808 stolen bases over a 23-year major league career, Raines generated 69.1 wins above replacement—which ranks ahead of 15 Hall of Fame left fielders (out of 19).

 

Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: December 18, 2015 at 03:11 PM | 89 comment(s)
  Beats: tim raines

Thursday, September 24, 2015

30 for 30 Shorts: The Pittsburgh Drug Trials

Cocaine is a helluva drug.

Pittsburgh was the center of the sports world in 1979, home to the Super Bowl champion Steelers and the World Series champion Pirates. The Pirates and their rallying cry of “We Are Family” brought a renewed sense of pride to the city. But as it turned out, the family was dangerously dysfunctional, with many members succumbing to the temptation of cocaine and dragging baseball into a nationwide scandal. This film revisits that era and paints a picture of how, by 1985, easy drugs and fast nights brought the national pastime from the diamond to a federal courtroom.


 

 

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