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  1. Will Barry Larkin save the Hall in 2012?

    Rob Neyer

    This will be a good year for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Oh, it won't be a great year. Not a year like 1999, when first-ballot enshrinees Nolan Ryan, George Brett, and Robin Yount packed the house. Not a year like 2014, when Ups...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  2. 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
  3. Change in Hall's 2011 program

    Rob Neyer

    A couple of changes in next summer's Hall of Fame program. From the Cooperstown Crier's Eric Ahlqvist: Ford C. Frick and J.G. Taylor Spink are moving up in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Weekend lineup, but the annual New York-Penn League game ...

    Blog | December 16, 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. Too many Gold Gloves, not enough MVPs?

    Rob Neyer

    A friend tweets : "It's absurd that Jeter won a Gold Glove, but no more absurd than his never having won an MVP." No, it's not. It's not nearly as absurd. Jeter's won five Gold Gloves, and hasn't deserved any of them. If you tilt everything tow...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  7. Hall voters call for change

    Rob Neyer

    Honestly, I can't remember seeing the baseball writers as worked up about anything as they are about Roberto Alomar. Here's Ken Rosenthal with a fairly representative opinion: Our membership is too bloated, too riddled with voters who do not tak...

    Blog | January 08, 2010
  8. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    If not for the Hall of Fame, would there have been any real, non-Holliday baseball news this week? And yet, here I am again with eight whole Filberts. What a wonderful world ... How can a Hall of Fame voter justify voting for a DH? According to ...

    Blog | January 08, 2010
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Rob Neyer: Battle of the Decades (1990s vs. 2000s)

    Rob Neyer

    Which decade produced better players, the 1990s or 2000s? At least in this simulated series, the old guys get the last laugh.

    Story | Conversation | December 19, 2009
  13. Vetting the BBWAA's Hall candidates

    Rob Neyer

    There are some tough ones on the BBWAA's Hall of Fame ballot this year. Sure, there are some not-so-tough ones, too. First-timers Roberto Alomar and Barry Larkin both are among the top dozen or so players at their positions, ever. That seems to me...

    Blog | November 30, 2009
  14. What IS Marco Scutaro?

    Rob Neyer

    OK, raise your hand if you had Marco Scutaro in the Hottest Free Agent Shortstop pool last spring. Nobody? Hey, me neither. But he's the winner, which leads to a few good questions posed by It's About the Money (Stupid!): So what IS Marco Scutar...

    Blog | November 30, 2009
  15. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were assembled, painted, and decaled. While wondering if there's even one brave National Television Analyst who will argue that Bill Belichick actually made the right call Sunday night. The CHONE projections have done exceptionally ...

    Blog | November 16, 2009
  16. Edgar representing for the DH's

    Rob Neyer

    Playing off a Larry Stone post (which plays off the Joe Posnanski post I linked to this morning), David Pinto makes a Hall of Fame case for Edgar Martinez: Let me get the party started. With stats by position going back to 1974, we have the careers...

    Blog | November 09, 2009