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  1. Daniel Murphy and nonfast base stealers

    David Schoenfield

    New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy isn't what I'd call fast. I mean, he's not a catcher or a plodding first baseman, but he won't ever be mistaken for a burner. He has maybe average-ish speed. He was never much of a base stealer. He topped ou...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  2. The big, huge Hall of Fame post, Part 4

    David Schoenfield

    Let's finish up with the 14 players I consider strong Hall of Fame candidates. Of course, if I had a ballot, I could vote for only 10 ... well, that's another essay, my friends. Here is Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. The Hall of Famers 14. Tim R...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. MLB - Craig Biggio Mike Piazza Jeff Bagwell in Hall of Fame limbo...

    Jerry Crasnick

    The numbers all but shout that Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell ought to be in the Hall of Fame. But the whispers tell a different story.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2014
  4. The BestCoolest Players I've Ever Seen: Hitters

    Jonah Keri

    After writing about pitchers yesterday, a refresher on the rules: * "Best" remains the most important criterion here. We'll lean on objective metrics as we always do. But there'll be some subjectivity too. I'm not above giving bonus points fo...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  5. Astros belt 3 home runs to blister Mariners

    Chris Carter, Ronny Cedeno and Brandon Laird homered, Lucas Harrell pitched seven innings, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 10-3 on Wednesday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  6. Hall of Fame Ballot Breakdown

    Jonah Keri

    We got The Great Hall of Fame Shutout of 2013, a no-vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America that ensured induction weekend will be free of living beings for the first time in 50-plus years. Players accused (Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa) or k...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  7. NASCAR - Baseball Hall of Fame voting system needs tuneup, NASCAR...

    Terry Blount

    The NASCAR voters are newbies in the process of picking inductees for its Hall of Fame, but the baseball writers could learn a thing or two from them these days about selecting new members. No one was deemed worthy of selection into the Baseball Hal...

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  8. Hall of Fame voting hits a new low

    David Schoenfield

    Is this a sad day for baseball? Maybe not. There will be another election next year and one the year after that. I presume onward into the future players will get elected. But this year? The Baseball Writers' Association of America struck out. Nob...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  9. No players elected to Baseball Hall of Fame by writers

    For the first time since 1996, no players were elected to the Hall of Fame by baseball writers.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  10. Mark Saxon's MLB HOF voting process

    Mark Saxon

    I reached the 10-year mark as a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America in 2010, earning -- or at least qualifying for -- a Hall of Fame vote. The minute I got my first ballot, jammed into that big, yellow envelope with the antique scr...

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  11. Hall of Fame links: Nobody may get in

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff out there on the Internet, Hall of Fame related ... 1. Joe Posnanski with a fun post on the Topps numbering system -- if you collected cards, you remember the best players would get card No. 100 or 300 or whatever, stars would get No...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  12. Bagwell fans: Don't hate on Hall voters

    David Schoenfield

    On Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET, the Hall of Fame voting results will be announced. It's possible that Jack Morris makes it in, and maybe Craig Biggio makes it in, and maybe nobody makes it in. One guy who won't make it in is Jeff Bagwell, who...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  13. My ballot: no Bonds, Clemens, Piazza in '13

    USA TODAY Sports, Getty Images Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mike Piazza all have been scrutinized by Hall of Fame voters. Here are the players appearing on my ballot for the Hall of Fame: 1. Jeff Bagwell 2. Craig Biggio 3. Jack Morris 4. Da...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  14. Real problem with Hall of Fame is 10-player limit for votes

    Jim Caple

    Think Congress is too polarized to accomplish anything meaningful these days? It's got nothin' on the writers organization trying to decide who to put in baseball's Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2012
  15. Voter explains Piazza omission on ballot

    Adam Rubin

    Post baseball columnist Ken Davidoff tweeted his Hall of Fame ballot Wednesday. Getting the nod: Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Kenny Lofton, Edgar Martinez, Tim Raines, Curt Schilling, Alan Trammell and Larry Walker. Left...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  16. Kurt Snibbe's Playbook caption contest

    Kurt Snibbe

    Take a shot at writing a cartoon caption. Playbook cartoonist Kurt Snibbe will offer up a blank cartoon each weekday morning, and he will fill in the blank with our favorite reader submission at the end of the business day. So please, by all means...

    Blog | November 29, 2012