Through the Years: Curt Schilling

When I began the team-by-team guide previews one month ago, I promised that they would not get in the way of my regular posting schedule. I said that I would continue to post the various items that some of you may have come to expect from me, such as the Prospect Previews or Historic Hot […]

Through the Years: Roberto Alomar

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been looking at the greatest second-basemen of the last generation. (I refuse to call them the “second-basemen of the ’90s” since, one, all of their careers spanned more than just the ’90s and, two, we’ve had enough debates about “players of the decade“.) Craig Biggio was the quiet […]

Through the Years: Jeff Kent

Last week, I took a look at the career of Craig Biggio, arguably the most successful second-baseman of the last 20 years. It’s a pretty safe bet that, in 4 years time, he’ll be getting his call into Cooperstown. Only a couple of days after that, I read an interesting article on Bill James Online […]

Through the Years: Craig Biggio

For the past few weeks, I’ve been focusing these “Through the Years” posts on players on the 2009 Hall of Fame ballot. I think it’s been a good exercise, and I was glad to do it. I wasn’t able to get to all the players that I was hoping to get to before the election […]

Hall of Fame Day: Looking Back at the Careers of Rickey and Rice

Later on this afternoon, the Hall of Fame will induct Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice (and Veteran’s Committee pick Joe Gordon) into its hallowed walls. Rickey, of course, was elected in on his first attempt. His election actually generated some consternation around the internet when he wasn’t a unanimous selection (or, in fact, even that […]

Gratitude and Notes

First off, I have to thank Rob Neyer over at ESPN for his kind words about the blog today. It’s always nice to be recognized by other bloggers/writers/etc., but when it comes from someone as respected as Rob, it feels even more gratifying. Thanks, Rob. I’ll try to keep putting interesting posts up. (And thanks […]