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  1. Being careful with Hall comparisons

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski outlines the biggest problem with electing marginal (at best) Hall of Famers. We've all trod that ground before, but Joe's really good and if we can't re-trod, where are we? But it's this last little bit that I wanted to show you, becau...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  2. The American League's MFH

    Rob Neyer

    From the middle of The Common Man's ode to the manly awesomeness of Frank Howard (one of my favorite players who I never actually saw): In fact, it might be helpful to think of Frank Howard as the player everyone thinks Jim Rice was. Like Rice, How...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  3. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Did you know that if you click on the highlighted items, you'll make me happy and learn quite a bit more about baseball than if you don't? It's true! * When Jim Rice looks at Zack Greinke, does he see other skinny-but-dominant righ...

    Blog | September 25, 2009
  4. Jim Rice tells it like it was(n't)

    Rob Neyer

    Yikes: Jim Rice's advice to Little Leaguers: Don't use today's major-leaguers as role models. Speaking to players before the start of the Little League World Series, the new baseball Hall of Famer said today's major-leaguers are to...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  5. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were thrown together at the last minute, but with all the love and support that I could muster ... * David Pinto compares perfecto-saving catches, and he's right: There's no comparison! * Hearty kudos to Steven...

    Blog | July 24, 2009
  6. Keith Woolner 'speaks'

    Rob Neyer

    Keith Woolner speaks (and I recommend the whole interview, for sure) ... Andrew (Nueva York): Keith, thanks for taking the question. What advice would you offer someone desiring to work in a major league baseball front office? Keith Woolner: I get...

    Blog | April 10, 2009
  7. The Edgar Martinez debate

    Rob Neyer

    Already looking ahead to 2010, Larry Stone wonders what will happen when Edgar Martinez first appears on the Hall of Fame ballot: A closer examination of [Jim] Rice's statistics, under the lens of recently developed analytical tools, caused many in...

    Blog | Conversation | January 19, 2009
  8. Rob Neyer: Roberto Alomar heads first-timer Hall candidates for 2...

    Rob Neyer

    Roberto Alomar, Barry Larkin, Fred McGriff and Edgar Martinez will be on the Hall of Fame ballot for 2010, but only Alomar is likely to get elected on the first try.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2009
  9. Shifting the Hall argument

    Rob Neyer

    The thing is done. Now we can stop talking about Jim Rice, until a respectful period has passed and we can simply add him to the list of good players -- Bruce Sutter, Catfish Hunter and Orlando Cepeda come to mind -- who don't really belong in the Ha...

    Blog | Conversation | January 12, 2009
  10. BBWAA ballot should be looked at more closely

    Rob Neyer

    Last week the New York Times' Dan Rosenheck proposed a fairly radical change to the Hall of Fame's voting procedures: Hall of Fame voters are a fickle bunch. Neither Jim Rice nor Bert Blyleven has done anything to bolster his candidacy for enshrine...

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2008
  11. Rice debate gets heated

    Rob Neyer

    In the Boston Globe today, Dan Shaughnessy makes (or regurgitates) a Hall of Fame case for Jim Rice, then writes this: On the other hand, we have members of Bill James Youth who've never been out of the house who believe Rice has no business being ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 11, 2008
  12. Fenway didn't help Rice? Preposterous

    Rob Neyer

    In trying to explain how Jim Rice was one of the American League's most dominant players, the numbers just don't add up.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2007
  13. Raines, Murphy rank above Rice

    Rob Neyer

    If Jim Rice is elected to the Hall of Fame, then Tim Raines, Dale Murphy and many others should gain entrance as well.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2007