Eddie Murray was considered a Hall of Famer long before he retired. There is still some debate whether Jim Thome, when his playing days are done, is worthy of Cooperstown. Their numbers are quite similar, probably more than you might think.
In reality, very few pitchers in history could really be considered good hitters. The numbers prove it.
Roberto Clemente has the numbers and reputation that place him at the top of the list of the best outfield throwing arms.
Bernie Williams has certainly had a great career as a Yankee, but in no way should he be guaranteed a roster spot with the team in '07.
In trying to explain how Jim Rice was one of the American League's most dominant players, the numbers just don't add up.
Strangely, players like Hank Gowdy have garnered more Hall of Fame support over the years than some players with far superior credentials.
There are plenty of decent starting pitchers out there who won't break the bank. Teams just need to know where to look.
In an attempt to get the good word out on Barry Zito, Scott Boras has been rather loose with the numbers his client has compiled over the years.
There are a number of outstanding closers in the majors, but only two should be considered elite: Mariano Rivera and Joe Nathan.
What if Mark Mulder were putting up numbers like he had in the past? Rob Neyer looks at what could have been in '06.
What if Gary Sheffield and Hideki Matsui hadn't gone down with injuries? Rob Neyer turns to his crystal ball for some answers.
The Padres rank last in the NL in runs scored. Will this along with several other April trends continue?
Comparing his numbers to the other enshrined first basemen, Jeff Bagwell deserves a future home in Cooperstown.
Johnny Damon probably won't deliver the numbers the Yankees and their fans are expecting from a $13 million leadoff man.
It's a statistical fact that rookies' numbers have fallen off over the last three years in the month of September.
There's no doubt the Cardinals are better than they were last season. Just check the numbers.