Baseball Hall of Fame

Dale Murphy Nick: Dale Murphy won back to back MVP awards. Several Gold Gloves under his belt, at a premium position. No big milestones in the counting stats, and good – not great – percentage numbers. Ellis Burks outranks Murphy in career WAR and we eliminated Burks before the talkin’ started. Jim Edmonds outpaces Murphy [...]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Jack Morris Nick: Jack Morris doesn’t pass the sniff test for me. He was good, but folks hedge on Bert Blyleven but then gush over Morris? I’m sorry folks, a 10-inning playoff shutout start does not make you a Hall of Famer. Bud Smith threw a no-hitter once too. Morris doesn’t stack up for me [...]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Mark McGwire Nick: I’m not going to get into statistical analysis with Mark McGwire. It’s likely I will be criticized as a homer, dismissed as a PED-apologist, or whatever other disparaging remarks can come along with supporting a guy like McGwire… …but he has my vote. Look, if this discussion was independent of McGwire’s rumored [...]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Fred McGriff Nick: Fred McGriff was always a solid hitter. Never terribly flashy with the glove, but could be counted on for his 30 HR and 90 RBI every season. He piled up 493 career home runs before age caught up with him – an outstanding accomplishment. Unfortunately for the Crime Dog, I just don’t [...]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Barry Larkin Nick: You want to lead off with this one? I’m curious to hear your thoughts. Premium position, extended career of solid, but not spectacular numbers… One MVP to help boost his candidacy. Amazing how much I forget about these players whose cards I still have stashed away in an attic somewhere, nasty gum [...]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

Andres Galarraga Nick: Galarraga had some decent years in Montreal, and a couple great years in Atlanta bracketing a battle with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma – a form of cancer. I doubt however, that he will ever be able to shake the specter of hitting in Coors Field pre-humidor. 1994 was his aberration in Colorado, while only [...]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

[Over the next few days, Josh and I will be discussing the Hall of Fame merits of the players on this year's ballot for the purpose of creating our ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance HoF voting.] Andre Dawson Nick: I’ll let you lead off on this one – I don’t even know where to [...]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

[Over the next few days, Josh and I will be discussing the Hall of Fame merits of the players on this year's ballot for the purpose of creating our ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance HoF voting.] Bert Blyleven Nick: Is there a more discussed name on the Hall of Fame ballot right now?  Blyleven [...]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

[Over the next few days, Josh and I will be discussing the Hall of Fame merits of the players on this year's ballot for the purpose of creating our ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance HoF voting.] Harold Baines Nick: For a guy who spent more games at DH than any other position on the [...]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }

[Over the next few days, Josh and I will be discussing the Hall of Fame merits of the players on this year's ballot for the purpose of creating our ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance HoF voting.] Roberto Alomar Nick: I believe I allowed my opinion of Alomar’s “extra-curriculars” cloud my judgment of just how [...]

{ Comments on this entry are closed }