Baseball’s Hall of Fame Class of 2016: A Look Ahead

Induction weekend in Cooperstown has concluded. The class of 2016 is now on the clock. Baseball Reference already has the potential 2016 ballot listed on their site. The major new additions to the ballot, in order of their total career WAR, are Ken Griffey Jr. Jim Edmonds, Jason Kendall, and Trevor Hoffman. I don’t think…

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John Smoltz vs. Mike Mussina

It’s late July in Cooperstown, which must mean another star pitcher from the Atlanta Braves of the 1990s is about to be inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. This year it’s John Smoltz who played in Atlanta for 20 years. Like our Mike Mussina vs. Tom Glavine article from last summer, a comparison of…

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“Deserves Got Nothing to Do With It”

Ryan made a fantastic John Smoltz vs. Mike Mussina post yesterday comparing Mike Mussina’s career with John Smoltz’s. And as you’ll see from the post, Mussina comes out ahead. This isn’t the first time—and it may not be the last, that we’ve compared  Mussina’s career to that of a (relative) contemporary whose Hall of Fame support…

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Mike Mussina vs. Craig Biggio

It’s hall of fame week! On Sunday, the HOF will welcome four new members to its illustrious membership (though our beloved M. Mussina is not among them…this year). The only hitter in this year’s class is Craig Biggio. Biggio faced off against Mussina for only one game during their long careers. This is due to…

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