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  1. Hall's rule changes alter, accelerate chances

    Jerry Crasnick

    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The Hall of Fame voting process can wear on the emotions of a candidate who lingers on the ballot for a number of years. But it's unseemly for that candidate to state his case too vigorously, lest he appear arrogant, or complain ...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  2. Tom Kelly, Bert Blyleven to manage All-Star Futures game

    Former Minnesota manager Tom Kelly and Twins Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven have been picked to manage in the All-Star Futures game at Target Field on July 13.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  3. MLB - How Clark the Cubs' new mascot can succeed

    Jim Caple

    It's safe to say that Clark, the Cubs' new mascot, wasn't welcomed to the world with open arms when he was introduced earlier this month. Here's how he can win the naysayers over.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  4. The best five-year pitching peaks

    David Schoenfield

    This is another follow-up to a debate that arose in a recent chat session: Which pitcher had the best five-year peak? With Sandy Koufax having spent time at Dodgers camp this spring it seems like a perfect time for a list, doesn't it? Well, I c...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  5. All-time top 25 players under 25

    David Schoenfield

    A couple weeks ago, Keith Law unveiled his annual list of the top 25 players under the age of 25 . Keith's list isn't a projection of the best players for 2013, but rather a projection and ordering of players if you were starting a franchise. I th...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  6. Reggie Jackson says Alex Rodriguez's admitted PED use taints numb...

    Andrew Marchand

    Reggie Jackson told Sports Illustrated that Alex Rodriguez's admitted use of performance-enhancing drugs puts some "real questions" around his numbers.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  7. A quick peek at Clayton Kershaw's future

    David Schoenfield

    The awesome Baseball-Reference.com lists something called "similarity scores" for each player. Originally introduced by Bill James, similarity scores takes a player and compares his basic statistics to other players, starting with 1000 points and sub...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  8. MLB - Baseball in Europe is about to take off

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    While providing more prospects to the States, the state of America's pastime in Europe is making big gains in popularity.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2011
  9. The born-in-Europe All-Star team

    David Schoenfield

    It won't come with the same level of celebration as, say, a World Cup title, but the Mariners are recalling third baseman Alex Liddi, who was born and grew up in Italy. He'll be the first Italian-born major leaguer in nearly 50 years, and just the si...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  10. Jered Weaver having a Cy Young-caliber season for Los Angeles Ang...

    Mark Saxon

    Weaver's season fits with past great Halos -- who weren't always angels.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2011
  11. Rangers honor Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven

    ESPN.com wire services

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- New Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven has been honored by the Texas Rangers, one of his former teams. Blyleven returned to work Wednesday as a broadcaster for the Minnesota Twins, who are playing in Texas. The Rangers gave out ca...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  12. Podcast: Phillies, Red Sox top rankings

    Eric Karabell

    The members of the Baseball Today podcast team enjoyed their weekend -- some more than others -- and so it was back to work to help create Monday's fine show, as Mark Simon and I aimed to entertain, with these topics: 1. Most of the show was spent...

    Blog | July 25, 2011
  13. Hall of Fame inductions -- Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven enshrine...

    Pat Gillick, who won three World Series as a general manager, has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2011
  14. W2W4: Athletics at Yankees (Sunday)

    Mark Simon

    Gio Gonzalez Stat To Watch After allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings in his first start against the Yankees in 2009, Gonzalez has struggled in his last three outings against them, allowing 14 runs in 14 2/3 innings against them. Yankees right-hande...

    Blog | July 24, 2011
  15. Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven, Pat Gillick welcomed into HOF

    Jim Caple

    Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven and Pat Gillick arrive in Cooperstown and reflect on the people, places and stories from their Hall of Fame journey, which concluded with induction Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2011
  16. Stars of the Forgotten '80s

    Christina Kahrl

    The recent votes for the Hall of Fame have seemed to engender a lot of controversy. Whether it's Bert Blyleven finally getting in thanks to the efforts of sabermetricians such as Rich Lederer and Jay Jaffe, angry disagreements over the BBWAA's elect...

    Blog | July 23, 2011