Hot Stove Week in Review Jan 22-28

NEWS Alex Rodriguez will join ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball booth this season. The crew will consist of him, Matt Vasgersian and Jessica Mendoza. The BBWAA elected four new Hall of Famers. Chipper Jones (97.2), Vlad Guerrero (92.9), Jim Thome (89.8) and Trevor Hoffman (79.9). The next closest were Edgar Martinez (70.4), Mike Mussina (63.5), Roger…

A Hall of Fame Outrage

By: Mike Carter I know almost everyone who follows the game of baseball will likely have an opinion, strong or weak, about the Hall of Fame. Most of the time, we can agree on the shoo-ins, I believe. There’s little doubt to any serious fan that guys like Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero…

If I Had a Hall of Fame Ballot…

By: Mike Carter There is always lots of criticism and uncertainty about the players elected to the Hall of Fame every year. We debate who got in, should they have gotten in, who go shafted, who really deserves a second look at their numbers and case for the hallowed ground shared by a little more…

Winter Meetings Sunday and Monday Recap

NEWS Jack Morris and Alan Trammell both elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame via the Modern Era Committee. They are the first living players elected by a form of a veterans committee since Bill Mazeroski in 2001. Morris spent 14 of 18 years with the Tigers and Trammell played his entire 20-year career in…

The Case for Don Mattingly

By: William Robinson Growing up in the 1980’s there was only a few baseball players that were quite as iconic to me as Don “baseball” Mattingly. Whether it was his iconic mustache or his batting style or the fact that it felt like he was always clutch, Don Mattingly was one of my favorite players…

Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr

The Loss Of Greatness

By Josh: Last year baseball was hit hard by the passing of multiple young and talented players. It hit baseball especially hard as each death seemed to come so close to the other deaths that baseball fans just weren’t able to fully process and go through the grieving process. The last week or two has…