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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Astros should draft Kris Bryant

    Jim Bowden

    In their heyday during the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Houston Astros boasted a pack of "Killer B's" and routinely sat atop the National League Central. A lot has changed. Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio and Lance Berkman are long gone, the Astr...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  6. Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza will eventually be the Hall of Fame'...

    Buster Olney

    Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza probably won't make the Hall of Fame this year, but they will. And when they do, it will be impossible to keep anyone suspected of PED use out, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  7. The battle over Jeff Bagwell

    Buster Olney

    Jeff Bagwell is one of 12 players in baseball history with 400 or more homers and a career on-base percentage of .400 or better. He slugged 449 homers, finished first in the MVP voting in one season, second in another, and in the top 10 six times. H...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  8. Jeff Bagwell is haunted by the era in which he played, and it cou...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that Jeff Bagwell is seemingly close to the Hall of Fame -- earning 56 percent of the votes this year -- but yet so far because of the ramifications of his era and PED suspicions that some writers can't seem to overlook.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  9. PED talk shouldn't apply to Jeff Bagwell

    Jim Bowden

    The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced its 2012 class of inductees earlier today, and shortstop Barry Larkin was the only player elected. He is certainly deserving of the honor and should enjoy all the accolades that come with it, but much of t...

    Blog | January 09, 2012
  10. How steroids change the Hall of Fame

    Buster Olney

    Every year, the Hall of Fame ballot comes with a short summary of the accomplishments of all of the eligible players, arranged alphabetically -- this year, from Jeff Bagwell to Eric Young. This year, the information regarding the 27 players filled fi...

    Blog | December 20, 2011
  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 - Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies among sellers who pr...

    Jonah Keri

    Jonah Keri flips the MLB trade deadline script, instead looking at teams that sold this season in hopes of cashing in on higher-upside players in the seasons to come.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2011
  13. MLB: The best and worst August waiver-wire deals in history

    David Cameron

    July 31 gets all the attention as MLB's trade deadline, but big names get moved in August, too -- remember John Smoltz in 1987 or Jeff Bagwell in 1990? FanGraphs looks at the best (and worst) August deals in MLB history. Sorry, Angels fans.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2010
  14. The curious case of Andre Dawson

    Keith Law

    If you think the glass is half-full -- and I'd like to say I do -- Bert Blyleven and Roberto Alomar will both be inducted into the Hall of Fame next year after barely missing the honor this time around. And with Jeff Bagwell the leading first-ye...

    Blog | January 07, 2010
  15. There's just no avoiding Bagwell

    Yesterday I received the following from one of my favorite writers: Jeff Bagwell was NOT on the Mitchell list. Yet you talk about him in your recent chat as if he were. He was on the WNBC "fake" list that circulated prior to the report, but not me...

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2007
  16. Cockcroft: Houston Astros preview

    Tristan H. Cockcroft

    Tristan Cockcroft previews the 2007 Houston Astros from a fantasy angle.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2007