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 Results 2017: Rapid Reactions

Today was the day: The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame voting was announced. It was a big day with lots of news, so let’s break it down. Moose still moving: The most important news of the day was Mike Mussina‘s results. Moose improved to 51.8% of the vote, an improvement of 8.8 percentage points. This continues…

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Ballot Check-In #2

Another batch of votes has come into Ryan Thibodaux’s tracker, so it’s time for a check on the status of the 2017 Hall of Fame Ballot. As usual, I’m going to break this down into positives and negatives. Positives:  More votes for Moose: When we last checked in, Mike Mussina had flipped three 2016 no…

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Here are the Writers Who Have Mussina’s Back

Here are the 47 writers who voted for Mike Mussina and made their votes public. In some cases I’ve linked to their Twitter account. Please feel free to send them a thank you for their wise vote. Pete Abraham (Boston Globe), Mel Antonen (MASN), Mike Berardino (Pioneer Press), Tim Brown (Yahoo!), Ron Chimelis (Masslive.com), Jerry…

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Site Update

Hi folks, Today I was setting up a new blog at wordpress and decided I should finally post an update to this site. Right now there’s not a lot to discuss about Mussina. He’s not in the public realm any more and people aren’t talking about him. This makes it very difficult to motivate ourselves…

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Mussina: The WAR-rior

Thank God for advanced statistics. One of our first articles concerned Mussina’s rightful claim to the 2001 AL Cy Young Award.  The stats now prove it. WAR–or Wins Above Replacement–calculates how many more wins a player was worth compared to the same replacement-level player. Mussina’s 2001 season produced the highest pitching WAR in the AL…

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Bill James Projects Mussina (sans retirement)

I stumbled across a fun tool on espn.com today.  It’s called Career Assessments and allows you to project the rest of a player’s career.  Now this is obviously meaningless because Mussina retired.  But if you are very bored, as I was, you can project Mussina’s career had he chosen to make a run at 300 wins.  James…

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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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Mussina; Most under-told baseball story of the year.

Happy 2009 Moose fans! RealClearSports has named Mike Mussina one of its most under-told stories of the year. The writer acknowledges Moose’s fantastic 2008 season and says he’s a sure-fire hall of famer.  But the focus of the article is how amazing Moose’s career has been and how remarkable his retirement was (coming after arguably…

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