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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The Last Ballot Update of 2017

We’ve been talking about the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot for almost two months now. For reasons I can’t ascertain this year’s class was not announced during the first week of January, as is traditionally the case. Instead, the announcement will come tomorrow at 6 pm on MLB Network. If like me you don’t have…

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Ballot Check in #5: We Approach the Edge of Knowledge

Since our last check-in, Ryan Thibodaux has collected 25 more ballots.  These voters have largely reflected a different thought process about the Hall of Fame than most of the prior 164 voters. For example, blogger Murray Chass wrote on Sunday that he submitted a blank ballot. This trend has reduced the percentages of nearly every player…

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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 #3

We at MussinaHOF.com hope you and your family had a great holiday, and wish your 2016 comes to a close with a bang. It’s time for another ballot check-in, as Ryan Thibodaux’s tracker now has 122 votes accounted for. This time, rather than doing positives and negatives, we’re going to break things down Q&A style. First things first:…

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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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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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Mussina Can’t Get Relief

So the other day, I was thinking about the Hall of Fame voting results, and how Mike Mussina‘s still not getting the support we think he deserves while lesser candidates have earned a higher percentage of votes (or been elected.) Of course, I feel this way every time Mussina’s not elected to the Hall of…

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2016 Hall of Fame Voting Results: What Does it Mean?

Are you folks pumped about the 2016 Hall of Fame voting results? We know we are! We’ve long felt that year three was going to be the year Mike Mussina made a massive jump in the vote totals, and we were right. Moose’s total skyrocketed from 24.6% to 43%, the biggest increase on the ballot. This…

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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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