It’s HOF ballot season!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: HOF ballot tracking season! Today, MLB and the BBWAA released the 2018 HOF ballot. It includes top new candidates Chipper Jones, Jim Thome, and Omar Vizquel. There are 16 other newcomers, including Johnny Damon, Andruw Jones, Scott Rolen, and Johan Santana, who will likely gain some support…

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Final 2017 Voting Data and Mussina Links

The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) published a few dozen additional ballots on their website late last week, while a few other writers announced who they voted for once the results were public. The ever resourceful Ryan Thibodaux collected all the info on his website. There are a few points to make from this data.…

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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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2017 Election: Inside the Numbers

Patrick did a great rapid reaction column yesterday and hit on all the major takeaways from yesterday’s results. Today, I want to take a look at some other important numbers. 7 —¬†For the second straight year Mussina’s pre-results vote total as tabulated by Ryan Thibodaux¬†fell by just over 7%. In 2015, it dropped 7.3 points…

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