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  1. New Hall of Fame voting rule is a mistake

    Buster Olney

    For Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire, the chances for Hall of Fame induction through the vote of the writers appears to be all but eliminated, given the implications of the rule change announced Saturday. Maybe you agree with that, maybe y...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
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  3. Future value of Final Vote candidates

    Eric Karabell

    Final fan voting ends Thursday afternoon, as MLB will announce the last player -- at least for now, before replacements -- for each squad in the All-Star Game. In theory, there's nothing wrong with this idea of choosing one last performer for the gam...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. Los Angeles Clippers' exit leaves Chris Paul with zero postseason...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Chris Paul has never made it to the conference finals. What does this say about him as a player? Tom Haberstroh takes a look.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2014
  5. Is Carpenter seeing too many pitches?

    Joe Kaiser

    Matt Carpenter finished fourth in National League MVP voting last season after batting .318 with 55 doubles, 7 triples and 11 home runs, leading to a six-year, $52 million extension. Fast-forward to this season, and the 28-year-old is off to a rou...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  6. Bruce an under-the-radar MVP candidate?

    Joe Kaiser

    Cincinnati's slugging right fielder Jay Bruce finished No. 10 in the National League MVP voting in 2013, coming in right after Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez and just before Atlanta's Craig Kimbrel. Bruce, who turns 27 next week, will have to beat some ...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  7. The incongruity of Bonds' HOF exclusion

    Buster Olney

    Barry Bonds will work as an instructor for the San Francisco Giants, writes Alex Pavlovic, and in a roundabout way, this hiring demonstrates the complete incongruity of the Hall of Fame voting. From Pavlovic's story: Barry Bonds i...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  8. No news, but Davis optimistic on O's future

    AJ Mass

    Following his 53 home run season and third-place finish in American League MVP voting, it may be a bit surprising that Chris Davis -- set to make $10,350,000 million this season and still arbitration-eligible for 2015 -- has yet to sign a long-term c...

    Blog | February 02, 2014
  9. NFL - Debating 2014 Hall of Fame candidates' credentials

    KC Joyner

    With the finalists announced for the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2014, KC Joyner identifies four players whose careers don't stack up to the standard of the rest of the players enshrined in Canton.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  10. NBA - Picking the Western Conference All-Star reserves

    Kevin Pelton

    In the wake of the announcement of the All-Star starting rosters, Kevin Pelton offers his choices for the Western Conference reserves.

    Story | Conversation | January 23, 2014
  11. HOF voting changes I'd like to see

    Buster Olney

    In the aftermath of Wednesday's Hall of Fame announcements, everyone from Jayson Stark to Tim Kurkjian to Dan Le Batard (among others) agreed that the Hall of Fame voting system is in disrepair. I thought Jayson did an excellent job of laying out how...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  12. Why I vote for PED users for the HOF

    Buster Olney

    On Monday afternoon, ESPN.com revealed the Hall of Fame ballots for the 17 folks here who cast votes, and this seemed to set Twitter on fire in the baseball corner of the world. A brief review of the voting process: Voters are allowed ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  13. NBA -- Early leaders for East All-Star squad

    Tom Haberstroh

    Tom Haberstroh discusses who he thinks are the leading candidates for the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  14. Off-field issues for Jameis Winston could impact Heisman Trophy v...

    Ryan McCrystal

    Ryan McCrystal provides the latest Heisman Predictor update, including an assessment of how Jameis Winston's off-field issues could impact the voting.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  15. 'Rule of 10' hurting Hall of Fame voting

    Buster Olney

    The worst thing about the Hall of Fame voting has become the career dissection that accompanies it annually. Jack Morris threw almost 4,000 innings in his career, including his 13 starts in the postseason, and along the way he finished in the top...

    Blog | November 28, 2013
  16. Best-, worst-case scenarios for BCS top five - College Football

    Brad Edwards

    Brad Edwards outlines the best- and worst-case scenarios for the top five teams in the BCS standings based on each running the table. Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, Stanford and Baylor are featured.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  17. Why Mike Evans might be Texas A&M's best player - College Footbal...

    KC Joyner

    Following Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin's comments regarding Aggies WR Mike Evans deserving Heisman consideration, KC Joyner examines whether Evans might actually be the team's best player.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013