If Wagner returned to baseball and threw 186.1 more innings (to tie Hoffman’s career IP mark), he could pitch to a 5.54 ERA, 1.350 WHIP, and strike out zero batters (zero batters in 186.1 innings!), and he would still have a better ERA, WHIP, and strikeout rate than Hoffman. Hoffman is already in the Hall of Fame.Read more "The Case for the Hall: Billy Wagner"
This is a comprehensive list of all players who have compiled a better career triple-slash than that of Edgar Martinez:
Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Rogers Hornsby, Jimmie Foxx, Dan Brouthers, Shoeless Joe Jackson.
Those guys, save for Joe Jackson (who is banned from baseball), are all HOFers.Read more "The Case for the Hall: Edgar Martinez"
An in-depth look at guys who will make the Hall of Fame in each of the next five years (part two of two).Read more "Predicting the Hall of Fame Voting for the Next Five Years: 2020-2022"
An in-depth look at guys who will make the Hall of Fame in each of the next five years (part one of two).Read more "Predicting the Hall of Fame Voting for the Next Five Years: 2018-2019"
It’s safe to say that a lot of people don’t like Curt Schilling. And that might be an understatement.
Whether it be his hatred for and frequent run-ins with the media post-career, repeated sharing of offensive material on Twitter, or his seemingly arrogant attitude in general, Schilling does not have as many fans as he did when he was a player. But I’m firmly of the belief that if it happened once his career ended, he should not be penalized for it in the Hall of Fame race.Read more "Curt Schilling should be in the Hall of Fame"
With MLB Hall of Fame voting season comes heaps of mock ballots from fans and writers alike, all of whom do not have a vote. Additionally, the GMs are being tough on the bloggers, with most big name free agents still unsigned and very few trades going down up to this point. There hasn’t been […]Read more "My 2017 Hall of Fame Ballot"
There, I said it. Performance enhancing drugs, in my opinion, shouldn’t have an influence on how the writers select who they would like to enter the Hall of Fame. Accounting for what used PEDs when deliberating a ballot has so many “what ifs” and “maybes” that, in most cases at least, a writer can’t be 100% […]Read more "PEDs Shouldn’t Matter When Evaluating Hall of Fame Candidates"