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As mentioned at the end of our big NL Central Predictions project, we followed up the original request for predictions and comments with a set of questions about the teams in the divisions. Here are the questions, and the responses that we received, for your enjoyment on this 2010 Opening Day: 1.  The St. Louis [...]

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In an effort to put a new spin on making preseason predictions this year, we decided to get outside input from those who know the division best – other folks writing about the NL Central.  It just so happens this falls in line with the United Cardinal Bloggers’ 2010 Predictions project as well, so two [...]

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The doldrums of winter, with no regular baseball to watch, generally lends itself to filling time with something other than writing – if for no other reason than a lack of things to write about. Here, that typically means futzing around with the site structure, engine, and appearance. To that end, I want to bring [...]

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Keeping up the house

by on January 14, 2010 · 0 comments

Not much to look at here, my apologies – but I wanted to bring up a few loose ends that had escaped my posting here recently… —– I did a Q&A with Simon on Sports in December called “Blogging the Off-season” where Simon asked several bloggers from all of the MLB teams some questions about [...]

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Well, the commenting has died down on last week’s ballot discussion posts, so without further ado, we present the Pitchers Hit Eighth ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance‘s 2010 Hall of Fame voting (with links leading to our discussion threads for each player. Roberto Alomar – Robbie was a quick yes vote. His dominance was [...]

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Edgar Martinez Nick: As a National League honk – I’m inclined to just dismiss any player that was primarily a Designated Hitter out of hand. As a baseball fan, I know that I would be dismissed out of hand by fans of the American League. Just because I don’t like the Designated Hitter in baseball [...]

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Alan Trammell Nick: Alan Trammell ranks 69th all-time in career WAR. You wouldn’t know it by looking at his offensive numbers. A stellar 1987 is the lone .900+ OPS season on the back of Trammell’s bubble gum card. Twenty seasons of defensive excellence are enough to propel Trammell to his lofty WAR ranking. He tops [...]

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Dave Parker Nick: Dave Parker is not anymore worthy than Dale Murphy or Ellis Burks. Not really much to discuss here, in my opinion. Easy no? Josh: I agree that he is an easier no than much of these other choices. —– Sorry, not much to see here this time. Stay tuned for the Trammell [...]

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Lee Smith Nick: Lee Smith is one of the primary reasons why I can see myself leaning toward voting for Edgar Martinez. Closer is just as specialized a position in the game as designated hitter, and Smith was one of the best. The all-time leader in saves when he retired, Smith finished second in Cy [...]

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Tim Raines Nick: Tim Raines led the National League in stolen bases four times. He is currently ranked fifth all-time in stolen bases. Raines also ranks 50th all-time with 1571 runs scored. His 1636 career runs created rank 53rd all-time. “Rock” was a prototypical lead-off hitter for many years – he compares favorably to Hall [...]

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