Guest Post: Joe Sheehan

This post is one I’ve been hoping to make for a few years now. Ryan and I have spent nearly a decade trying to convince you that Mike Mussina should be in the Hall of Fame. We’ve made nearly every argument we can think of, which is why this site now mostly focuses on the…

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HOF Reflections: Unanswered Questions for Mussina

We’ve had a few days to digest the 2017 HOF results and our GoDaddy servers stayed online despite the traffic increase (thanks everyone). While it’s great to celebrate Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez and wonder if Larry Walker will ever get the respect he deserves, this website is about the man who finished…

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Ballot Check-in #4: We know what we are, but know not what we may be

The Baseball HOF class will be announced two weeks from today. According to our friend and HOF-ballot-collecting-savant Ryan Thibodaux there are 164 known ballots at this point. Thibodaux estimates that this is about 38% of the total ballots. Here are our negatives and positives with two weeks to go. Positives Mike Mussina is running about…

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Ballot Check-in 12/5: Positives and Negatives

It’s very, very early in the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot reveal process. Early enough that some of what we see we can’t get excited over. But that still leaves some things we can get excited about—and alternatively, some things we can be bummed about. So far, Ryan Thibodaux has collected 16 public and two anonymous…

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2017 Hall of Fame Voting Preview: The Leftovers

In part 1 of our look at the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot, we focused on the newcomers to the ballot. In part 2, we’re going to look at the key players who return from the 2016 ballot. There are a number of players whose candidacies could shift—and by extension affect Mike Mussina‘s chances for…

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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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“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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BBWAA reveals voter ballots

The Baseball Writers Association of America recently published the ballots of its voters who choose to make their selections public. There are 38 public votes on the BBWAA site for Mike Mussina. A couple interesting things about the BBWAA list of Mussina voters: 32 of the 38 voters who voted for Mussina filled their ballot…

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Three Quick Things About the Moose

Considering that Mussina retired 8 months ago is it too much to hope that his official website might be updated to reflect this? The site’s rather well designed front page still reads: As a starting pitcher with the New York Yankees, “Moose” has proven himself to be a committed and dedicated team leader.  With over…

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The Class of 2014

We can all look forward to the winter of 2013 when Mussina will again make headlines.  The hall of fame class of 2014 will be debated and analized to a great extent.   The elections will be made public during the first week of Janaury 2014.  It’s going to be an amazing contending class.  The headliners…

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