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Dale Murphy: HOF?

HOWARD MEGDAL: Don’t get me wrong: Dale Murphy had a terrific career. But ultimately, he had only an eight-year run during which he played like a Hall of Famer, and absent those eight years, wasn’t close to an elite performer. As a whole, that puts him behind a number of players who aren’t in the Hall of Fame, either.

CHRIS PUMMER: To remove a player’s eight best years and say that without them he’s not a Hall of Famer is a silly argument. Nobody is a Hall of Famer without their best eight years. Continue reading

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Baseball Hall of Fame Ballots

HOWARD MEGDAL: For me, the ballot is filled with deserving candidates.

MIKE SILVA: I would say my ballot uses statistics, intangibles, and the eye test. Although I don’t deny the use of PED’s I don’t penalize since I don’t know enough about pharmacology to do so.

ALEX PREWITT: This year’s ballot has more first-timers (19) than any year since 1991, and thus presents a difficult problem for those voters limited to 10 selections. Obviously, the other issue surrounds the inclusion (or exclusion) of steroid-era players.

CHRIS PUMMER: My hypothetical ballot hasn’t changed much from a year ago, when I gave the rundown of why I was voting for 10 guys. One guy was elected (Andre Dawson), and another guy fell off the ballot (sorry, Robin Ventura). Continue reading

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Bigger Snub: Alomar or Blyleven?

HOWARD MEGDAL: There were many people on the 2010 Hall of Fame ballot I think belong in the HOF. Barry Larkin should be an easy one, with a 116 OPS+ and terrific defense at shortstop. Alan Trammell for similar reasons. Tim Raines for a long career that only pales in comparison to Rickey Henderson. And as Rich Lederer has taught us, Bert Blyleven is a Hall of Famer as well.

None of these oversights were as egrigious as Roberto Alomar, perhaps a top-five second baseman all-time. He’s a Hall of Famer with room to spare.

DAVE TOMAR:only Nolan Ryan ranks above Blyleven in strikeouts, wins and shutouts. I’ll state this again so it sinks in that this guy only has two years of HOF eligibility left. Only Nolan Ryan, who was inducted with a 98.79% vote in his first year of eligibility, has more wins, strikeouts and shutouts than Bert Blyleven. Continue reading

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Baseball HOF Ballot

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No Perpetual Post authors will be filling out an actual Hall of Fame ballot, but here is what they think of the candidates up for enshrinement in 2010:

CHRIS PUMMER: Let me just say to start…

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