November 20, 2018

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 4 comments

Adrian Beltre announces his retirement.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:54 AM on November 20

Adrian Beltre announces his retirement.

I eagerly await his HOF induction ceremony when Elvis Andrus crashes the party and starts rubbing his head.

An amazing combination of offense, defense, and longevity. He's in the top 5 list all-time for 3B.

posted by grum@work at 01:28 PM on November 20

Here is the 2019 BBWAA Hall of Fame Ballot:

(Returnees in bold)

Rick Ankiel
Jason Bay
Lance Berkman
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Freddy Garcia
Jon Garland
Travis Hafner
Roy Halladay
Todd Helton
Andrew Jones
Jeff Kent

Ted Lilly
Derek Lowe
Edgar Martinez
Fred McGriff
Mike Mussina

Darren Oliver
Roy Oswalt
Andy Pettitte
Juan Pierre
Placido Polanco
Manny Ramirez
Mariano Rivera
Scott Rolen
Curt Schilling
Gary Sheffield
Sammy Sosa

Miguel Tejada
Omar Vizquel
Billy Wagner
Larry Walker

Vernon Wells
Kevin Youkilis
Michael Young

posted by grum@work at 01:35 PM on November 20

My choices for the ballot if I had a vote (in order of preference):

Bonds
Clemens
Ramirez
Martinez
Mussina
Halladay
Rolen
Schilling
Rivera
Walker

Now, who do I think gets in this year?

Halladay
Martinez
Rivera

with a small chance that Mussina gets over the 75% line.

This is Edgar Martinez's last chance on the ballot, and if they DON'T vote him in, and then vote in David Ortiz in a few years...

posted by grum@work at 01:58 PM on November 20

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