Hall of Fame 2017: Micah’s Ballot

December 23, 2016 Micah Smith 0

What is it that makes a baseball player worthy of the Hall of Fame? The more I think about it in context of the players on the ballot this year, the more complicated the answer becomes. Many words have been shared here at Outfield Fly Rule. Smart words about stats - traditional and advanced -…

Hall of Fame 2017: Chris’ Ballot

December 23, 2016 Chris Jervis 0

Each year, the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) presents a ballot to its members listing players eligible to be voted on for entry in to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame. And each year, this ballot causes great angst among fans, other writers, analysts, and pundits. Questions that normally would be fun baseball banter…

Hall of Fame 2017: Brent’s Ballot

December 22, 2016 Brent Blackwell 0

It's wrong to call this a Hall of Fame ballot. I don't have a Hall of Fame ballot. I'm not allowed to vote (I should be, but they tend to ignore me despite this absolute certainty). It's best to get that out of the way first. Also, I want to give each name his due…

Hall Of Fame 2017: Braves Options Guy’s Ballot

December 22, 2016 Braves Options Guy 0

Over the last year or so, I have dedicated my Twitter account to filling a void in the Braves baseball world. That void was that there was no place to find out if a Braves player had minor league options remaining. I have since filled that void, and have also expanded my online and Twitter…

Hall of Fame 2017: Tommy’s Ballot

December 21, 2016 Thomas Poe 0

Over the last two years, the baseball Hall of Fame has welcomed six new members. Unfortunately, that has done little to take care of the backlog of candidates who deserve to be enshrined. What's worse is that each year, more deserving players are added to the mix. 2017 will be no different with 15 returning players and…

Hall of Fame 2017: Dan’s Ballot

December 21, 2016 Dan Horton 1

2017 Hall of Fame Voting, BBWAA and the IBWAA Hall of Fame voting is one of my more favorite times of the year. There is always controversy normally surrounding a few players. Whether it be for PEDs, character issues, or just simply performances that have that player on the cusp of enshrinement. In 2017, there…

MLB Hall of Fame 2017: Andy’s Ballot

December 19, 2016 Andy Harris 0

By my estimation, there are ten players on this year's Baseball Hall of Fame ballot that, based on the criteria for enshrinement established by the Hall of Fame and precedent, are worthy of the vote. Jeff Bagwell Barry Bonds Roger Clemens Vladimir Guerrero Edgar Martinez Mike Mussina Tim Raines Ivan Rodriguez Curt Schilling Larry Walker In…

Hall of Fame 2017: OFR Elects Six

December 19, 2016 Chris Jervis 0

The 2017 Major League Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has been sent out to members of the BBWAA for voting on potential new entrants to the game's shrine in Cooperstown, NY. While the official results will be announced on January 18, 2017, unofficial results have slowly been trickling in as writers make their thoughts known…

Hot Stove: Atlanta Braves Week-In-Review, November 27

November 27, 2016 Andy Harris 0

The hot stove has been reduced to a simmer, but that's perfect for making sauce. Here's the week that was for the Atlanta Braves. Jason Castro Signs with Twins, Search for Catcher Help Continues After reports that the Atlanta Braves were in hot pursuit of the free agent catcher, Jason Castro decided to sign with the…

MLB Hall of Fame 2016: My Selections

January 6, 2016 Chris Jervis 2

  My 2016 MLB Hall of Fame Selections On Wednesday (January 6th), MLB will announce the 2016 inductees into the MLB Hall of Fame. The voting for Hall of Fame inclusion always brings about great debate about who is worthy, what numbers are needed, and who is left on the outside looking in. Some players,…

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