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  1. Inside the Hall of Fame

    Jeff Idelson, Special to Insider

    Buster Olney is on vacation this week, but guest bloggers will be here each day in his place. Today we have Jeff Idelson, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On June 12, 1939, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum opened its d...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
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  3. New Hall of Fame voting rule is a mistake

    Buster Olney

    For Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire, the chances for Hall of Fame induction through the vote of the writers appears to be all but eliminated, given the implications of the rule change announced Saturday. Maybe you agree with that, maybe y...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  4. The incongruity of Bonds' HOF exclusion

    Buster Olney

    Barry Bonds will work as an instructor for the San Francisco Giants, writes Alex Pavlovic, and in a roundabout way, this hiring demonstrates the complete incongruity of the Hall of Fame voting. From Pavlovic's story: Barry Bonds i...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  5. Bob Costas, the HOF and 'authenticity'

    Buster Olney

    I've thought more about an argument that Bob Costas presented the other day about the steroid era Hall of Fame candidates. The key word of his thesis -- embraced by others employed by MLB Network and Major League Baseball -- was "authentic." What he ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  6. HOF voting changes I'd like to see

    Buster Olney

    In the aftermath of Wednesday's Hall of Fame announcements, everyone from Jayson Stark to Tim Kurkjian to Dan Le Batard (among others) agreed that the Hall of Fame voting system is in disrepair. I thought Jayson did an excellent job of laying out how...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  7. Wednesday Roundup: Fame time, next year

    AJ Mass

    Three players were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, as Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas all made it to Cooperstown in their first year on the ballot. Jack Morris, in his 15th and final season of eligibility, fell short of the...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  8. Who's on first for Astros?

    AJ Mass

    As Houston Astros fans look towards the past on Wednesday, the day they will learn the Hall of Fame fate of former first baseman Jeff Bagwell, the management of the team is more concerned about looking towards the future. The big question they need t...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  9. The Hall of Fame 'battleground states'

    Buster Olney

    If the early polling is correct, as many as four players will be honored today as part of the 2014 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Greg Maddux will be close to unanimous, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas are expected to blow past the required 75 ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  10. Why I vote for PED users for the HOF

    Buster Olney

    On Monday afternoon, ESPN.com revealed the Hall of Fame ballots for the 17 folks here who cast votes, and this seemed to set Twitter on fire in the baseball corner of the world. A brief review of the voting process: Voters are allowed ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  11. Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw among young big leaguers who proje...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski looks at which current players under the age of 30 project as Hall of Famers, with Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw leading the way.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  12. Top 10 bullpens in the majors

    Buster Olney

    The top 10 series continues with a look at the best bullpens in the majors. 1. Atlanta Braves If you want to know what the start of a first-ballot Hall of Fame career might look like, Craig Kimbrel is the reliever version of Mike Trout. The Atl...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  13. Roy Halladay a HOF test case

    Keith Law

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Roy Halladay's retirement brought about the usual postcareer canonization we hear when any very good player hangs them up -- He's a surefire Hall of Famer! He's a lock! If he's not a Hall of Famer, just tear the place down! ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  14. Joe Torre a deserving Hall of Famer

    Buster Olney

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The manager's office in old Yankee Stadium was attached to a short hallway that players passed through as they entered or departed the clubhouse, and Joe Torre's desk was positioned in such a way that he could see everybody ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  15. 'Rule of 10' hurting Hall of Fame voting

    Buster Olney

    The worst thing about the Hall of Fame voting has become the career dissection that accompanies it annually. Jack Morris threw almost 4,000 innings in his career, including his 13 starts in the postseason, and along the way he finished in the top...

    Blog | November 28, 2013
  16. HOF logjam suggests new rules needed

    Buster Olney

    Very soon, the Hall of Fame ballot will arrive, with these players who I believe are Hall of Fame worthy: Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Tom Glavine, Jeff Kent, Greg Maddux, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Mike Muss...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  17. The first unanimous Hall of Famer

    Buster Olney

    MILWAUKEE -- Rachel Robinson said last year that she is so glad Mariano Rivera is the last player to wear No. 42, and the affection she has for him was apparent during Sunday's ceremony, in the way that she held his face and looked into his eyes. ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013