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  1. The next great baseball movie?

    David Schoenfield

    Fun piece from Rob Neyer at SB Nation on what the next great baseball movie might be, following the success of "42." He asks different people for their ideas -- Bob Costas says Barry Bonds (good luck finding an audience for that one), Allen Barra sug...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  2. Change will roll into the Hall, someday

    Rob Neyer

    Yesterday, Jim Caple wrote a perfectly cogent, clear-eyed look at the Hall of Fame electorate's tortured take on drugs. In the wake of yesterday's BBWAA Hall of Fame voting results, a number of other cogent and clear-eyed pieces have been written ...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  3. No room for Bagwell in the Coop?

    Rob Neyer

    Pete Abraham's submitted his first Hall of Fame ballot yesterday, and is voting for Roberto Alomar, Bert Blyleven, Barry Larkin, Alan Trammell, and Tim Raines. Worthy choices, all. But there's one prominent name that's gone missing, and Abraham...

    Blog | December 22, 2010
  4. Making Tony Oliva's case

    Rob Neyer

    All this talk about Ron Santo's Hall of Fame chances has the Minnesota Post's Steve Aschburner just a bit riled: Did you know that Tony Oliva routinely finished higher in the voting than players who already are enshrined in Cooperstown? It's tru...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  5. Will Bagwell get lost in Cooperstown crowd?

    Rob Neyer

    The Hall of Fame ballot is out there and in the hands of longtime BBWAA members (which leaves me out). In my mind there's just one big question but more on that in a moment. First the source material: Suspected steroid users Rafael Palmeiro and ...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  6. Junior overstays welcome (but not by much)

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this is about as graceful as it could be: "While I feel I am still able to make a contribution on the field and nobody in the Mariners front office has asked me to retire, I told the Mariners when I met with them prior to the 2009 season and ...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  7. Royals' new manager's new math

    Rob Neyer

    There have been essentially two bright spots for the Royals this season: Billy Butler turning into Edgar Martinez without the walks, and real progress in the farm system. The big prospects are former first-round draft picks Eric Hosmer and Mike Moust...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  8. Rob Neyer: Is Jim Thome in the same class as Eddie Murray?

    Rob Neyer

    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.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  9. Who deserves to be bronzed?

    Rob Neyer

    So we don't have to, Wezen-Ball's Larry Granillo ranks baseball's best statues, by ballpark. Larry says the Pirates have the best statues, and that's even without the forthcoming Mazeroski statue. I've been there, and I think he's right. Of the 30...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  10. Podcast: Roundtable on HOF vote

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer and Joe Sheehan join Brian Kenny for a roundtable discussion on this year's Baseball Hall of Fame vote, including a disagreement over Edgar Martinez's credentials....

    Blog | January 07, 2010
  11. Hall adds one ... but not the one we thought

    Rob Neyer

    After all these years, I shouldn't be surprised anymore by Hall of Fame voters. Today I was. I didn't know how many players would be elected. I figured at least one, but probably two and possibly three. Well, it was one. And not the one I wo...

    Blog | January 06, 2010
  12. One man's vote against Edgar

    Rob Neyer

    With just moments to spare, we've got Dan Shaughnessy's Hall of Fame ballot. It's not the worst ballot I've seen. It's short: just three names. And I heartily endorse two of them: Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven (the other, Jack Morris, not so much)...

    Blog | January 05, 2010
  13. Enlightened souls love Edgar M.

    Rob Neyer

    Tomorrow's the big day, when the good people of the Pacific Northwest discover exactly what the Hall of Fame voters think about their man Edgar Martinez. Nobody expects Edgar to be elected this first time around. But as Larry Stone writes, the result...

    Blog | January 05, 2010
  14. Revisiting Edgar Martinez

    Rob Neyer

    Just when I thought I'd finally figured out Edgar Martinez, that pesky Dan Rosenheck comes along and pokes holes in a few of my assumptions ... One additional element must be considered. Hitters typically perform worse at D.H. than they do when ...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  15. Should Edgar be Hall's first DH?

    Rob Neyer

    I don't have a problem with designated hitters. I mention that only because I've been accused of discriminating against designated hitters. But I'm not. I'm fine with them. What I'm not fine with is this argument: "Designated hitter is a positi...

    Blog | December 04, 2009
  16. Why Dale Murphy is still waiting

    Rob Neyer

    Today I was going to write about Edgar Martinez, but then I got all carried away with rumors of the Mariners going after Jason Bay, so instead I'll write today about Dale Murphy. As in, what happened? Today there are players in the majors who are ...

    Blog | December 03, 2009