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The Wrong Way Rays

This week the Tampa Bay Rays traded long time face of the franchise, Evan Longoria to the San Francisco Giants.  Longoria has had a very nice (although often below the national radar) career with the Rays.  633 more words

Joe Carter, Baseball’s Most Overrated Player Ever?

What does it take to be overrated? Maybe one incredibly important and memorable hit? Maybe a ridiculous over-perception of the importance of particular skill? Someone who’s read the title to this post must be thinking of Joe Carter now. 1,055 more words


C's Recap - Vancouver Canadians Announce 2017 Promotional Schedule

The Vancouver Canadians have released their promotional schedule for the 2017 Northwest League season. Click on the image below for a bigger version.

Former major leaguers who will be visiting Nat Bailey Stadium for autograph appearances this summer include the Hall of Fame pitching duo of Chatham, Ontario’s… 158 more words

In defense of strategic voting for the Hall of Fame

There are more than 10 worthy guys on next year’s Hall of Fame ballot. Mr. Thibs’ Hall of Fame tracker shows numerous voters who told the public which players they would have voted for if they had room on the ballot. 1,378 more words

Hall Logic

Hall Logic: Troubling PED Voting

Those who know me know that care about logic, about internal consistency, about voting for the Hall in a way you can justify. For example, if you wouldn’t vote for Walter Johnson because you didn’t like his last name, you can’t vote for Randy Johnson or Cliff Johnson or Alex Johnson either. 824 more words

Barry Bonds

Compilers Are Great, Part III

Everyone loves pitchers like Sandy Koufax, but he gets his share of doubt around here since he only posted six good seasons, and only seven better than 1.06 adjusted WAR for me. 1,568 more words