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Hall of Merit: Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2020 Results

BBTF would induct Derek Jeter, Larry Walker, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Manny Ramirez into the Hall of Fame.

votes 393
voters 42

Player Name	Votes	Percent
Derek Jeter	41	98%
Larry Walker	41	98%
Scott Rolen	39	93%
Curt Schilling	39	93%
Barry Bonds	38	90%
Roger Clemens	38	90%
Manny Ramírez	32	76%
Gary Sheffield	30	71%
Todd Helton	21	50%
Sammy Sosa	18	43%
Andruw Jones	16	38%
Jeff Kent	16	38%
Andy Pettitte	11	26%
Bobby Abreu	8	19%
Billy Wagner	3	7%
Jason ...
DL from MN Posted: December 12, 2019 at 03:40 PM | 8 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: 2020 Vision

With the Bruins loss on Saturday night the Sox are no longer the last Boston team to lose a home game in regulation. With that shame no longer attached and the Winter Meetings underway it is time to look ahead to 2020 with a first look at the Opening Day roster as it currently exists;

1B - Michael Chavis
2B - Marco Hernandez
3B - Rafael Devers
SS - Xander Bogaerts
LF - Andrew Benintendi
CF - Jackie Bradley Jr.
RF - Mookie Betts
C - Christian Vazquez
DH - JD Martinez
IF - Tzu-Wei Lin
IF - Sam ...

Jose Goes to Absurd Lengths for 50K Posted: December 08, 2019 at 05:20 PM | 69 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2020

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 on Thursday, December 12, 2019 (1 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.

Please don’t post any vote ...

DL from MN Posted: December 05, 2019 at 10:20 AM | 45 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2019 Results

Congratulations to 2019 Most Meritorious Player Alex Bregman!

Player Name	pts	ballots	1sts
Alex Bregman	114	8	4
Mike Trout	108	8	1
Cody Bellinger	106	8	2
Marcus Semien	92	8	1
Christian Yelich	73	8	0
Anthony Rendon	66	8	0
Justin Verlander	62	8	0
Gerrit Cole	61	7	0
Ketel Marte	44	6	0
Mookie Betts	37	7	0
Jacob deGrom	36	5	0
Stephen Strasburg	19	4	0
DJ LeMahieu	19	3	0
Zack Greinke	16	3	0
George Springer	13	5	0
Max Scherzer	13	2	0
Lance Lynn	12	2	0
Matt Chapman	11	4	0
Mike Minor	11	2	0
Xander ...
DL from MN Posted: December 04, 2019 at 04:02 PM | 4 comment(s)
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Jim's Lab Notes: Sorry about the Downtime Today

Sorry about the downtime. I had some long overdue server updates to take care of today. The one you’ll notice is the site is now running in secure/https mode, so you’ll stop getting error messages when you visit the site using Google Chrome.

Let me know if you notice anything wonky.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 29, 2019 at 01:25 PM | 10 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Thankful for an Amazing Decade

It seems to be a thing to pick an All-Decade team these days and with Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday, upon us it’s a good way to express our thanks for this amazing decade where the Boston Red Sox won as many World Series titles as the rest of the American League combined.

So, just a bit of fun for your reading pleasure or to be ignored.  No refunds will be issued.

1B - Mike Napoli
Other Nominees: Mitch Moreland, Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis

First base has been a bit of a rotating ...

Jose Goes to Absurd Lengths for 50K Posted: November 27, 2019 at 08:52 PM | 16 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 1922 Discussion

The US Supreme Court declared that baseball games are not interstate commerce and are exempt from anti-trust laws. Babe Ruth was suspended for illegal barnstorming until May 20.

The Giants beat the Yankees in 5 games where one was declared a tie (4-0-1). All World Series games are played at the Polo Grounds.

The Chicago American Giants and Indianapolis ABCs are the top teams in the Negro National League.

Vote for 10.

Player			SH WS		BBR WAR
Rogers Hornsby		47.2		10.0
Ken ...
DL from MN Posted: November 25, 2019 at 04:28 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Most Meritorious Player: 2019 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 ...

DL from MN Posted: November 22, 2019 at 05:10 PM | 14 comment(s)
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Sox Therapy: Gumbo Limbo, Mookie Betts and “Not My Money”

Let’s get the part where you all hate me out of the way.  While the Boston area freezes its collective caboose off I’m down in Naples, FL sitting on the lanai with a cigar, a Guinness and some nachos looking at nearly clear blue skies.  I tell you this not to make you feel jealous (well, not “only” that) but for reasons I hope to make apparent.

Of course this is the Off-Season of Mookie and everything has to do with Mookie.  As a practical matter the Sox can do three things this ...

Jose Goes to Absurd Lengths for 50K Posted: November 16, 2019 at 03:37 PM | 100 comment(s)
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Hall of Merit: Mock 2020 Modern Baseball Ballot


Dwight Evans
Steve Garvey
Tommy John
Don Mattingly
Marvin Miller
Thurman Munson
Dale Murphy
Dave Parker
Ted Simmons
Lou Whitaker

See full descriptions here

Vote for zero to four candidates

Voting will end Friday 11/15/2019 at 2pm EDT. To make tallying easier please vote in the order above (alphabetical).

DL from MN Posted: November 11, 2019 at 04:13 PM | 64 comment(s)
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