Improving the Hall of Fame ballot

As we reflect back on Mike Mussina going 0-for-2 in his Hall of Fame quest, it’s natural to start wondering if the system is broken. It’s not that we like pointing fingers but, after reading so many “I would vote for Mussina in 2014 but…”, it’s clear the system has issues. So how would I…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Frustrating

Let’s get right to the meat here: Mike Mussina was not elected to the Hall of Fame this year. While this is disappointing, we knew it was going to happen folks, and so there’s no sense raging. Instead, let’s analyze what went down by breaking the results into three categories. The Good 1. Mussina picked…

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The Long Road Ahead

First off, congratulations to Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, and John Smoltz on their election to the Baseball Hall of Fame. They are all worthy of induction. Despite having the fifth highest WAR among eligible players, voters only named Mike Mussina on 24.6% of their ballots. This gave him the 14th highest vote total.…

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