In case you missed part 1 of my 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, here’s where I left off: Nine players on this year’s ballot - Bonds, Clemens, Chipper, Edgar, Mussina, Manny, Rolen, Schilling and Thome - are no doubters. If you have a dissenting opinion on that statement, keep it to yourself because you’re wrong. … Continue reading HOF, 2018 Part II:
It’s that time, folks. Time for me to give you my unofficial (but more researched than many official ballots, apparently) Hall of Fame Ballot for 2018: In full disclosure, this is one of the reasons I decided to start a baseball blog. This time of the year, we all miss baseball, we all reminisce about … Continue reading My 2018 HOF Ballot:
I was going to wait until the offseason to raise this discussion, but with the recent Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies, and the chatter about who’s now on the ballot for the Hall in ‘18, there’s definitely going to be vitriolic banter about performance enhancing drugs – there always is in baseball circles. There is … Continue reading PEDs and the HOF: Your new opinion.
Recently baseball writers Joe Sheehan and Jay Jaffe wrote that Donnie Baseball is not a Hall of Famer. Not close really. And considering the sources, that carries a lot of weight with me as it should with you – these aren’t guys who work for the YES network or write for the Daily News, if you … Continue reading Donnie Baseball: HOF?
As we get into free agent season in MLB, we’ll talk a little more about specific players, teams, contracts, and the decision making process as the weather gets colder. But before we get there I’d like to establish some parameters within which I’ll operate as the discussions move forward. Basically, this will be our “guiding … Continue reading Your free agency check list:
I’ve been a Yankee fan for over forty years. In that time, I’ve owned 1 (ONE) Yankee jersey. It has number 23 on it. I just wanted to lead with that disclosure so you have some context while you read. Donald Arthur Mattingly has been on the minds and mouths of Yankee fans a lot … Continue reading Mattingly: The player, manager(?), Hall of Famer(?)
In baseball, there is always a lull just after the World Series. Especially after a great season such as this past one followed by and even better post season, a short hangover will hit us all as we start the countdown to pitchers and catchers. But it ends pretty quickly. Free agency decisions are coming … Continue reading Out of Left Field: Tanaka, Kershaw, the Hall