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Really like the article. Jimmy Wynn is probably not a Hall of Famer, but an outstanding player of his era who, when consideration is made of his career, debate ensues over whether he is truly deserving. I had the opportunity to see him play as well as future HOF inductees of his era. There was always an intangible about those who eventually made it. Even to a kid who didn’t understand much more than BA, ERA RBI, etc. there was a certain timelessness in a Mays, Aaron, Banks, etc. The greatness and grace was just apparent.
The historical BP entries that you wrote are a concept that I think of every year I receive and read my new copy of PB. I would like to take this opportunity to lobby for consideration of the concept of a historical print edition. Whether by year or by era; covering players who had interesting or significant years/careers, as well as those who were of a particular interest to the authors. I know that I would be all in for a copy.
Interesting that Mr. Evans, BP's resident former GM has selected only four to nominate to the Hall. Speaks volumes.
Really nice rundown. As baaseball execs. have increasingly come to view their transactions starkly as buisiness deals during the free agent era, (think back to some ot the deals made in the past and occasionally now) we see less of your rules violated - hence, making your opening point. Now... if we can only get sports call-in hosts and moderators to take heart those conversations would sound much less silly and the shows be more listenable.
Any thoughts about Hamilton going to the Giants?
Subject matter is great, but what really makes this piece shine is the format. Good interaction and debate in a positive sense of the contributers building on and honing the others' points. Good value for those of us who are subscribers. Thanks.
Overall, I agree with Mr. Wyers and the commenters above. I think that Mr. Jenkins was showing a bit of provincial exuberance in light of the Giants' success, especially given that the archrival Dodgers could not spend their way into the playoffs and that the cross-bay A's left the party early. . On the other hand, he is not the type of writer that I would take seriously.
Good article, Mr. Brown. One modification that I would make would be to say that money wisely spent matters. The sucessful teams, especially deep into the playoffs are the ones who were not afraid to spend in order to fill gaps, or otherwise strengthen themselves with acquisitons.
Fun stuff. On the flip-side, a personal favorite blast from the past is Leo Durocher appearing on "The Munsters" scouting Herman.
Thanks. Interesting stuff. Would be interesting to see the W-L and where these top heavy teams finished that particular year.
Would love to see a sortable fields for "age" and "salary". As is, this is a valuable blog. Thanks.
Love it. Would like to see a roster of "coeffient 0" players and an "All Coefficient of 0" team by position along with a manager...
Really good. Something that we don't see enough of in BP - humor. While I read just about every column presented, I see a tendency to take this all a bit too seriously. This IS baseball for heaven's sake, not rocket-surgery.
Great job. It is all too easy to assume that we all get the basics or to overlook those new to following the game. One of the really cool things about baseball is the appreciation of the "numbers". Even before current application of more sophisticated statistical analysis, we became indoctrinated to the game not only by playing, but also by reading the backs of bubble gum cards and of course pouring over box scores, reconstructing a game in our mind's eye. Kudos for looking at this. I have felt for some time that there would be value in covering some "primers" on the during the early stages of a season, not only to introduce some of the fundamentals of fandom to newcomers, but to refresh targeted concepts and clear some misconceptions amongst seasoned fans. Thanks.
Will this year's edition have an index?! That item vanished a believe two years ago, much to my personal consternation - only to happily re-appear in the subsequent edition. The prospectus is on my must buy list each spring and I keep the last three on the coffee table for in-season reference. By the way & for what it is worth, I would take VORP over WARP-1 any time. Might showing my lack of deeper appreciation of the stats.
RE: Carlos Silva (ERD 9/1)
While electro-ablation involves "frying", cryo-ablation (freezing) is probably the preferred method. I know I am splitting hairs, but just for the record. The BIG issue is that that we have an Athlete in profession, but not necessarily in body habitus. Going out in the August heavy air of Chicago and other cities would no doubt stress his system and raise his cardiac demand. Hydration will be a major factor... Will be interesting to see how his docs allow him to be handled.