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What Did Getting Fat Cost Tony Gwynn?

It’s not speaking ill of the dead to speak factually. Tony Gwynn got quite plump in his 30s and 40s. You only have to look at the pictures to see it. 886 more words

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How much extra value did Tony Phillips' versatility create?

You’d have to think that by being able to play seven positions that Tony Phillips brought some extra value to his teams that other guys couldn’t. 738 more words

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Clark Griffith Goes Saberhagen

We’re getting right down to it at the Hall of Miller and Eric. With the results posted last Friday, we have only 35 more players to elect to the HoME before we complete our project. 1,793 more words

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What if Harmon Killebrew had been a DH?

Harmon Killebrew is in our backlog. You’re likely surprised to see someone in every other hall of fame, someone with 573 homers, outside our proverbial candy store looking in. 1,334 more words

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Re-re-re-reexamining the Backlog

Eric and I have been talking about what might be the Hall of Miller and Eric for over a decade, though pretty unofficially for most of that time. 2,498 more words

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Dennis Eckersley, Starter or Reliever?

In 2004, the first year he was eligible, Dennis Eckersley was elected to the Hall of Fame. On Friday, when we announced the 2004 results… 1,690 more words

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Second Thoughts on Second Basemen

We don’t want to give too much away, but we’ve been thinking a lot about second basemen lately. See, like you, we have a pretty good sense of who’s a slam-dunk (Robbie Alomar) and who’s easy to write an obit for (Chuck Knoblauch). 1,648 more words

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