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Predictions for the 2017 season
Last year I managed to get exactly 50% of my predictions correct, including all 5 of the NL play-off teams, and the prediction that Didi Gregorius would hit more home runs than A-Rod. I also said Marcus Stroman would win the AL Cy Young, and that Byron Buxt...
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Analyzing the Tigers abysmal 2003..........draft?
On June 3rd, 2003 the Detroit Tigers defeated the San Diego Padres, 3-2, to move up to 15-40 on the season. However, many Tigers fans were focusing on another event; the 2003 MLB draft. The Tigers had the third overall pick, and fans were hoping they could ...
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The All Eric Team
Welcome to the third installment of my All-Name teams! (Previous entries include the All-Dave team, which can be found here , and the All-Willie team, which can be found here ). Today, we evaluate a roster that predominantly hails from the last 20 seasons, ...
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HOF Congrats and notes
Last week, three MLB legends got a phone call informing them that they will be enshrined in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. One player had a short wait, another a medium (but longer than it should have been) wait, and another a long, long...
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Arthur Rhodes Appreciation Post
Tomorrow, the Baseball Hall of Fame will open up their hallowed gates for the class of 2017. It looks like we will have two new Hall of Famers, as former Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell and speedster Tim Raines appear to have gained enough votes for enshrinemen...
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The All-Willie Team
Last year I posted a blog comprising the " All-Dave team ", the best historical roster I could make with 25 guys named Dave or David. That team was phenomenal, with a very balanced roster of hitting and pitching. I decided this time to challenge myself a li...
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My 2016 Hall of Fame Ballot
It's time for me to explain my reasoning behind my (sadly fictional) ballot for the 2017 Hall of Fame class. There's a ton of writing below, so I'm not going to waste everyone's time with an introduction paragraph. Here is everyone on the 2017 Hall of Fame ...
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Roy Halladay and the Hall of Fame
Most of my blogs regarding HOF candidacies have been about hitters, and for good reason: They are easier, in my opinion, to make a case for/against enshrinement. I find it easier to compare hitters to each other, and to look at certain HOF caliber stats (hi...
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Assessing my 2016 Predictions
So on March 30, 2016 I posted a blog (which can be found here ) making 15 predictions for the upcoming 2016 season. With that season now in the books, let us take a look at those predictions and the ones I got right (yay Cubs!), and more importantly the one...
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Mark Teixeira's retirement
The last week has yielded a lot of headlines in the MLB, mostly regarding players who are reaching the end of their playing careers. Lost among the headlines about A-Rod's mistreatment by the Yankees, Ichiro's 3000 MLB hit and Prince Fielder's sudden (and v...
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