2018 Hall of Fame Ballot

This year’s post is simple – who I would have on my Hall of Fame ballot, if I had the honor and why.  If you’re looking for more in-depth detail, check out last year’s entry (here). To start, let’s dive into how I think the real voting will play out this year and follow it…

2017 Hall of Fame Mock Ballot

This time of year is always fun as the “does he or doesn’t he belong” in the Hall of Fame and “why or why not” chatter starts.  For years I have taken the stance that known PED users do not get in for me.  Lucky for them, I don’t have an actual vote. Rarely am…

Hall Of Fame – 2015 Mock Ballot

The 2015 MLB Hall of Fame ballot was released today. Among the new group of eligible players are Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz, Carlos Delgado and Gary Sheffield. While I don’t yet have an official ballot, why not take this time to stir up discussion with a mock ballot. Here’s who I’d be sending…

Hall Of Fame

Hall of Fame ballot Greg Maddux – No brainer Tom Glavine – Actually did have to think, but not very hard Frank Thomas – Obvious Craig Biggio – Solid choice Mike Piazza – Best offensive catcher ever Edgar Martinez – Defined a position Now into more thought provoking candidates: Jeff Bagwell – See Biggio comment…

2013 Hall of Fame Ballot

Jack Morris is a slam dunk in 2013. It won’t be a lot over the 75% threshhold, but it would be very surprising if he isn’t in Cooperstown come July. Who will be joining Morris in next year’s HOF class? The best bets: Craig Biggio – Biggio might have the best chance to join Morris…

Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees, A Look at the Ballots to Come

Announced today were the results for baseball’s 2012 Hall of Fame class.  Barry Larkin got over the required 75% of votes with a total of 86.4%, improving on his last year’s total of 62.1%.  Narrowly missing election were Jack Morris (67%) and Jeff Bagwell (56%).  Five-hundred home run club members, Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro (the latter also in the 3000 hit…

The Best (Starting) Pitcher in MLB History – Top 15

Another great debate – who is the best starting pitcher in Major League history? Again, I chose to seek out the truth, looking at every starter to ever play the game. It was done by taking the Top 15 ranking players from the following statistical categories: wins (W), earned run average (ERA), innings pitched (IP), strikeouts (SO), batting…

Hall of Fame Ballot

If I had a HOF vote, these guys would be going in: Jeff Bagwell Barry Larkin Edgar Martinez Fred McGriff Lee Smith Tim Raines   On the bubble: Morris, Trammell, and Mattingly

Best All-Around Offensive Players in MLB History – Top 15

The great debate – who is the best all-around offensive player in Major League history?  I chose to seek out the truth, looking at every hitter to ever play the game.  It was done by taking the Top 15 ranking players from the following statistical categories: runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, runs batted in, base on balls, stolen bases, batting average, on-base…

Alomar, Blyleven Elected To Hall of Fame

Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven are Hall of Famers.  Today, both men received the call they’ve been waiting for and will take their place in Cooperstown this summer along with Veterans Committee pick and baseball executive Pat Gillick.  Together, they are the class of 2011.  For Alomar – who earned 90% of votes – it was his second…

Cloudy H.O.F. Voting Begins

The Hall of Fame elections will begin its own era of uncertainty tomorrow thanks in part to baseball’s own uncertain era.  The first group of players to have played in the Steroids Era are up for election this year and there has been mixed reactions by the media and voters about how to vote for these players.  I do not…