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  1. Can Michael Young reach 3,000 hits?

    David Schoenfield

    Michael Young just passed 2,000 career hits and a reader asked me in my chat yesterday if Young had a shot at 3,000 hits. Jeff Caplan of ESPNDallas.com also addressed the issue. (And speaking of Young, Rob Neyer had a post about a minor Young-related...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  2. Death Match: Greenies vs. 'Roids

    Rob Neyer

    Over at It's About the Money, Larry has written an outstanding primer on athletes and amphetamines, and if you're interested in that sort of thing, I can't recommend it highly enough. One section, though -- yes, the section that's sort of about me...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. Is 600 just a milepost on way to 763?

    Rob Neyer

    How is Alex Rodriguez's latest milestone not really so exciting? Let us count the ways ... 1. Steroids Right or wrong, we just don't get excited about drug cheaters. Not about their positive accomplishments, anyway. Rafael Palmeiro, Mark McG...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  7. Is the Coop in Michael Young's future?

    Rob Neyer

    As Richard Durrett notes, Michael Young has set a franchise record that should stand for some time: Michael Young rewrote the Rangers' record books in a 6-3 win over Florida on Wednesday that stretched Texas' winning streak to four. Young tie...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  8. Ranking Draft Picks, 1-30

    Rob Neyer

    With the draft right around the corner, here's a look at the greatest all-time picks for each of the first 30 slots.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2010
  9. 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
  10. Looking into Hall's crystal ball

    Rob Neyer

    I wrote most of this before the results were announced, and had to throw out a good chunk when just Andre Dawson was actually elected. It's better this way, though. Or more interesting, anyway. With Dawson safe in Cooperstown, we can start thinkin...

    Blog | January 06, 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. Saving the Gold Gloves

    Rob Neyer

    A lovely person at Rawlings did return my phone call, and provided the following rules and guidelines that dictate the Gold Glove voting process: 1. Only manager and six coaches on major league team vote and sign ballot. 2. Manager and coaches ca...

    Blog | November 12, 2009
  13. Can we replace Gold Gloves?

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of the latest round of atrocities, Friend of the Blog Rany Jazayerli shows up with a welcome and constructive idea: This annual trashing of the Gold Glove Award has me thinking ... The Gold Gloves are ridiculous, and I'm not even refe...

    Blog | November 12, 2009
  14. Bill James on steroids

    Rob Neyer

    Bill James, after maintaining silence (well, mostly) on the subject for some years, is now ready to offer his thoughts on baseball players and performance-enhancing drugs and the Hall of Fame. Money quote: It seems to me that, with the passage of ti...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  15. 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
  16. Thome likely needs 600 homers to reach HOF

    Rob Neyer

    Jim Thome has reached the 500-homer mark, but that alone won't get him a bronze bust in Cooperstown.

    Story | Conversation | September 14, 2007