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  1. Would Ichiro be the Hit King?

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski has a post on Pete Rose, his 4,256 hits and unbreakable records. Which leads me to this set of facts: 1. Ichiro Suzuki has 2,488 hits with the Mariners. 2. Suzuki had 1,278 hits in Japan. That's 3,766 "major league" hits for S...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  2. Trading walks for singles, Cooperstown-style

    Rob Neyer

    I'm not sure how much it costs to access Bill James' website, but I'm pretty sure his recent four-part series on the 2011 Hall of Fame ballot is alone worth whatever they get. Taking Bill's work and running with it -- Joe Posnanski's quite the run...

    Blog | January 21, 2011
  3. Jack Morris just doesn't pass muster

    Rob Neyer

    In the latest entry in Joe Posnanski's Hall of Fame blowout, Joe gives the thumbs-down -- reluctantly, I'm sure, because Joe's such a nice guy -- to Harold Baines, John Franco, Juan Gonzalez, Don Mattingly, John Olerud, Dave Parker, Lee Smith, and .....

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  4. Defending Gardy (not that he needs it)

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski on his favorite manager: OK, so, it's happening again ... every year I feel more and more certain that there has to be something I'm missing. I had a long talk with someone close to the Minnesota Twins ... this someone is the latest in a l...

    Blog | September 18, 2010
  5. Tuesday Taters

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links should go down easy, like Oleo wrapped in Grade A molasses ... This is ostensibly about Babe Ruth, Roger Clemens, and (most of all) America, but it also says as much about Bill James as anything I've read. Why Joe Posnanski likes ...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  6. The meaning of CarGo's home/road splits

    Rob Neyer

    From Joe Posnanski's latest, we learn that: 1. Carlos Gonzalez suddenly has a legitimate shot at the Triple Crown (which you probably knew) and 2. Carlos Gonzalez has some of the most extreme home/road splits that anyone's ever seen (which y...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  7. The Strasburg Story distressingly familiar

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of this disheartening news, Joe Posnanski starts making a list, which is interesting (if disheartening) except the problem is figuring out when to stop ... There is an endless list of names ... players who could have been in Cooperstown...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  8. 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
  9. Is A's Beane delirious with World Cup fever?

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski didn't really believe that Billy Beane has thrown over baseball for soccer, couldn't believe it ... until he noticed that Daric Barton, Oakland's first baseman and best hitter (which isn't saying much, but bear with us) has nine sacrifi...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  10. Have Royals given up on Alex Gordon?

    Rob Neyer

    You remember Alex Gordon? He was supposed to be an All-Star by now. Instead he's back in Triple-A, and Joe Posnanski isn't impressed. Joe's big finish: I think the Royals have made a huge mistake here sending Gordon down. Gordon, even a disappointin...

    Blog | May 03, 2010
  11. Should we care if Yanks and Sox play forever?

    Rob Neyer

    One cool thing about Joe Posnanski: He's not afraid to get his hands dirty. Metaphorically speaking, I mean. In my mind's eye, I don't see him digging ditches or planting vegetable garden. What he will do is delve into the data when it suits his p...

    Blog | April 12, 2010
  12. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links will change your life. (For the better or the worse, I can't rightly say ...) * Via Joe Posnanski, Adrian Burgos Jr. offers a guest post on those strange things said by Torii Hunter last week. * Madison Bumgarner's mysterious loss...

    Blog | March 15, 2010
  13. Fire Gardy! (or maybe not ...)

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski on Ron Gardenhire (and Joe being Joe, I'm forced to snip many hundreds of wonderful words): I expect that this is one of the few places on the Internet - or really anywhere else - where Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire is proudly cele...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  14. Reds' Chapman throws 100 ... a good first step

    Rob Neyer

    Joe Posnanski was in Arizona Monday, and apparently was sitting next to long, longtime scout Art Stewart who ... well, both Posnanski and Stewart were impressed: But the amazing part was the ease ... there was no grunting, no straining, no laboring....

    Blog | March 09, 2010
  15. If Big Hurt wasn't 'clean,' who was?

    Rob Neyer

    At the end of nearly 2,100 words, Joe Posnanski makes a great point about Frank Thomas and the Hall of Fame. Joe's Big Finish: We all understand that the Hall of Fame voters, as a group, have little sympathy or respect for steroid users. McGwire's...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  16. The Greatest Players in the Baseball

    Rob Neyer

    In the throes of Hall of Fame season, Joe Posnanski set about figuring who were the best players in baseball over the last four decades. Reasonably enough, he identified the players who led the major league in Win Shares over five-year periods. Snaps...

    Blog | January 04, 2010