This post is for voting and discussion in the 127th round of balloting for the Circle of Greats (COG). This is the third of four rounds adding to the list of candidates eligible to receive your votes those players born in 1973. Rules and lists are after the jump.
This Circle of Greats (COG) vote is not to induct anyone into the Circle. Instead, this round of voting will:
– select three players who will be restored back to the main ballot after having been previously dropped from eligibility
– select seven more players who will initially populate a secondary ballot to be used to supplement the primary COG ballot in future rounds of COG voting. Continue reading
As you’re probably aware, more home runs were hit during the 2017 season than in any prior year. A lot more, actually, as the 2017 total of 6105 round-trippers was a whopping 415 more than the previous record season in 2000.
More after the jump on the season of the long ball. Continue reading
Dr. Doom here (via Doug) with our final 2017 awards-voting post. I decided to “save the best for last,” as it were, so we could talk about what may be the most interesting and competitive race in the league.
The American League in 2017 was interesting in that there were only five winning teams in the league. There was one good pennant race (the East) and two dominant, 100-win teams. Oh, and the Twins scheduled their (formerly annual) playoff loss to the Yankees. Continue reading
Dr. Doom here (via Doug) again with an awards-voting post. We’re sticking with the Cy Young, but switching over to the National League.
Remember how there were two candidates in the AL who (at least on paper) stood head-and-shoulders above everyone else? Yeah… get ready for a repeat. Continue reading
Dr. Doom here (via Doug) again with an awards-voting post. We’re switching leagues (and awards), as we vote for the Cy Young in the AL. I don’t think I’ve ever written a Cy Young post before, so here we go.
Dr. Doom here (via Doug) with an awards-voting post. That’s what I’ve typically done around here. Your friend and mine nsb mentioned to me that he tried to get a discussion going on the NL MVP on another thread, but it’s a little buried and hard to find. I thought maybe we could bring that idea over to its own post. I’ll do the tabulatin’, but I thought we might have fun doing awards voting.
More after the jump! Continue reading
Baseball fans everywhere were stunned and saddened by the tragic passing of Roy Halladay, unquestionably one the greatest pitchers of the recent past. Author of a perfect game and post-season no-hitter, Halladay logged over 2500 IP in a sixteen year career with the Blue Jays and Phillies. Eight times an All-Star and twice a Cy Young Award winner, Halladay recorded a 203-105 career record with a 3.38 ERA, striking out more than 2000 while walking less than two batters per 9 innings.
More after the jump on the career of Roy Halladay.