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  1. https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/baseball-hall-of-fame-ballot-2022-alex-rodriguez-david-ortiz-join-bonds-clemens-schilling-in-final-year/ It’s that time of year again. Last year on the ballot for Schilling, Bonds, and Clemens. I’d vote for the three mentioned, plus Rolen, Helton, Kent, Buehrle, Hunter, Hudson, Rollins
  2. Next year’s ballot is much thinner- may be a good opportunity for Buehrle to bounce back. Rolen, Helton, Wagner, Jones, Sheffield, A Rodriguez, Kent, M Ramirez, Vizquel, Pettitte, Rollins, Abreu, Buehrle, Hunter, Beltran (and if you want to at least discuss Lackey and Francisco Rodriguez). That’s it. Tim Hudson fell off. Teixeira, Nathan, Lincecum didn’t get 5%.
  3. Hopefully Ortiz gets in if only to get him off the ballot. We can debate all day whether he deserves to be in, but for me, the line was after testing with penalties, and then especially post-Mitchell Report. Cano, Braun, Manny, Arod…not ever.
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    2022 Celebrity Death Thread

    Bummer. Long career, and he was great on Baskets most recently.
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    Sports Media discussion

    Have definitely fallen back to sleep dozens of times over the years listening to Grobber. He was a unique character and he will be missed. RIP Grobber.
  6. Jon Morosi and I usually pick HOF very similarly. He has Ortiz, Jones and Sheffield. I have Hudson, Hunter, and Helton. Otherwise, the same. I really haven’t been following the tracking that much this time around. I guess Ortiz making it wouldn’t be awful, but it’s going to be close. I could see him being a second year pick. He’s really the only one with a chance of making it. January 25 will be announcement night.
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Buck Showalter is the new Mets manager. Three year deal. Won the Manager of the Year award in 1994, 2004, 2014.
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Brandon Finnegan woo!
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    2021 Celebrity Death Thread

    Mike Nesmith of The Monkees, 78 RIP
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    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    They would probably have to make some adjustments so each team has an equal amount of games- home and away. I’m optimistic they’ll get it figured out in February and start on time. Too much to lose if they don’t.
  11. With the addition of Kaat, the 1982 season now has 43 future hall of famers. That’s kind of a lot. Baines, Morris, Trammell, Lee Smith, Ted Simmons got in on committee votes.
  12. It’s Kaat, not Katt. Jaysus.
  13. When the guy said there were 4 new on the one ballot, I guessed Minoso, Hodges, Kaat, and Allen. Oliva was deserving too. Hopefully Dick Allen will get in too someday. But my lord, enough with putting dead people in. Figure out who belongs per era, put them in while they can enjoy it with their family, and move on.
  14. This is thread for the announcement tonight. They would have done this show to kick off their Winter Meetings coverage. Good luck, Minnie.
  15. This is the thread for the current ballot for 2022.
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    Welcome to the MLB work stoppage

    Looks like MLB Network will be moving to alternate programming, and the Field Of Dreams game will be on tomorrow night (abridged version). On when they’ll make an agreement…if I have to guess a 7-day period, I’ll take Feb 15-21. That’ll get them enough time to get players signed, and shorten spring training a little.
  17. Announcement will be Sunday, 5pm, MLB Network Hoping for the best, expecting the worst.
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    White Sox sign Leury Garcia to 3 year deal

    When told Jerry Hairston was on the Sox 14 years, Leury said “hold my beer”.
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    I just want the Sox to get in the ALCS one of these years. Get some god damn players that can get there.
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    2022 Offseason Plan Thread

    I think Story is staying at SS. He’d be smart to sign somewhere for a year to prove he can play at a high level outside Denver, and then hit free agency again next year.
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    Non-tender deadline moved up to 11/30

    Probably a few new free agents tonight at 7pm. Future Sox non-roster invitees.
  22. Not surprised by this. I’ll be watching less postseason baseball, and the final day scoreboard watching…that’s done too. Thanks greed.
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    MLB 2021-2 off season thread

    Feeling very trade deadline-y. Let’s get Conforto, Ray, and trade Kimbrel for Segura.
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    Old Sox Games on Youtube

    First few minutes of this is gold. Great channel, by the way,