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Mets Daily Offseason Update 11/21/17

In news from the Braves, former GM John Coppolella has been permanently banned from MLB for illegally negotiating with international free agents. Among the sanctions the league gave out, the Braves will also lose 12 international prospects, including top prospect Kevin Maitan, who signed with the organization for $4.25 million in 2016. 82 more words

2017 Offseason

This crop of All-Stars was home-grown

On Tuesday, the 88th annual major league baseball All-Star game will be played at Marlins Park in Miami. It will feature most of the great lights of big league ball, with the notable exception of Mike Trout, the Angels’ superstar center fielder who is still recovering from a thumb injury. 661 more words

Sports

Compilers Are Great, Part IV

As we continue to look at our compilers, this week we reach the level where some get into the Hall of Fame, others get into the HoME, and still others don’t get the attention they may deserve. 1,518 more words

Sidebars

Ex-Dodgers receive 334 HOF votes

The complete list of 2017 HOF votes

  • Jeff Kent – 74 votes (16.7%)
  • Manny Ramirez – 105 votes (23%)
  • Gary Sheffield – 59 votes (13.3%)
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Hall of Fame Value

An easy trap to fall into (I would know) is to lean too heavily on modern advanced metrics when evaluating a player’s worthiness to enter the Hall of Fame. 854 more words

Awards