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  1. 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
  2. Examining June's offensive leaders

    Eric Karabell

    While Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was undoubtedly the most intriguing individual baseball story from June -- I hear they're getting his Hall of Fame plaque prepared this week -- there was actually one player who eclipsed him on the ESP...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  3. The Los Angeles Dodgers, the steroid debate, the Blue Jays and ot...

    Buster Olney

    Buster takes a shot at predicting the key storylines of the 2013 season. Will the Dodgers win big? Will the Jays remain favorites? What will the Hall of Fame vote look like?

    Blog | Conversation | December 25, 2012
  4. Projecting Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and the next generation of H...

    Dan Szymborski

    Projecting Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and the next generation of Hall of Famers.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  5. Zack Greinke, Josh Hamilton are free-agency dominoes - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about how if Zack Greinke signs, it could set off a slew of other deals. But Josh Hamilton could also get the wheels in motion.

    Blog | Conversation | December 06, 2012
  6. Making sense of the HOF character clause

    Buster Olney

    The so-called character clause is at the heart of the debate over what to do with the Hall of Fame candidates who have been linked to performance-enhancing drugs. The criterion sent to the voters annually (including this week): V...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  7. Five rookies with best long-term futures

    Jim Bowden

    You know them, though you might not remember them. We're talking about rookie flashes in the pan -- Joe Charboneau, Bob Hamelin and Bobby Crosby, to name a few. However, you remember the rookies who go on to Hall of Fame careers, guys like Cal Ripken...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  8. Chipper Jones will retire after the 2012 season and is a no-doubt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Chipper Jones announcing he will retire at the end of the 2012 season, he is set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2017. There shouldn't be a debate: He's a no-doubt Hall of Famer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  9. Miguel Cabrera, Hanley Ramirez and Mark Trumbo will all be tested...

    Dave Cameron

    At what point does bad defense override good offense? Dave Cameron of FanGraphs looks at the Tigers, Marlins and Angels and attempts to determine the defensive hit they are taking at third base in an effort to improve their lineups.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2012
  10. Jorge Posada will retire as a Yankee and make an interesting case...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that nothing came easily for Jorge Posada, but he will retire as one of the best catchers in Yankees history and can make a compelling case for the Hall of Fame.

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2012
  11. With many great players suspected of cheating, Hall of Fame voter...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with players from the steroid era now becoming eligible for the Hall of Fame, voters will have to decide how to cast their ballots when suspicion and unanswered questions remain.

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2011
  12. MLB: Hall of Fame voting has taken place, and Buster has the insi...

    Buster Olney

    Each year there is voting, and every year feelings are hurt, explanations are made, heads are scratched, tears are shed and, at the end of the day, the custodians are there to clean up the mess, wipe away the trash and make things clean.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2011
  13. MLB: San Diego could bring back Trevor Hoffman as it looks to sav...

    Buster Olney

    Reality is closing in on San Diego, which almost surely will have to dump two of its most prized assets -- Adrian Gonzalez and Heath Bell -- before July 31. But perhaps a move to bring back an old face could help, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | November 24, 2010
  14. MLB: Using JAWS on expansion-era Hall of Fame ballot, only Davey ...

    Jay Jaffe

    Jay Jaffe uses the JAWS metric -- he invented it, as an average of career WARP and peak (best seven seasons) WARP -- to evaluate the eight players on the 2010 expansion-era HOF ballot. Only Davey Concepcion, Ted Simmons and Tommy John come close.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2010
  15. MLB: Pete Rose, Barry Bonds, Ty Cobb and the Hall of Fame's blurr...

    Buster Olney

    "Character" and "sportsmanship" matter in Hall of Fame voting -- except when they don't. Cheating, betting and doping did not disqualify past players from the Hall, so why are Pete Rose and players from the steroids era held to a different standard?

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2010
  16. MLB: The aggregate totals will look good for Omar Vizquel, but he...

    Keith Law

    When Omar Vizquel finally hangs up his cleats, he'll have piled up pretty significant totals across a lot of categories. But Keith Law contends that his career totals shouldn't merit Hall of Fame inclusion. In fact, even Vizquel's glove is over-stated.

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2010