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December 18, 2008 11:56 am

Prospectus Today: The Old You're In, You're Out

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Joe Sheehan

A humble proposal of a more equitable and efficient voting process for induction into the Hall of Fame.

Just 23 names dot the 2008 Hall of Fame ballot, the smallest number in history. That's mostly a fluke owing to the vagaries of when careers begin and end, which players come back for an extra season or an extra few weeks, and which don't. Rickey Henderson, the only first-time-eligible player with a snowball's chance in hell of being elected-and who will be this year-would still be playing if he had a choice. We've also seen a lot of players slip off of the ballot quickly in recent years, as the five percent rule for staying on becomes a tougher barrier to clear as the electorate grows. That rule will claim most of this year's new entries as well.

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September 5, 2008 11:58 am

Future Shock: The Process and the Grievance

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Kevin Goldstein

A look at the draft soap opera that opens next week, and the convoluted machinations of the case before us.

Recent chats and my e-mail inbox have shown that our readers find the current draft soap opera a compelling story. Opinions are wide ranging, but beyond the issues themselves, numerous readers have asked about how the process actually works. Beyond the decision and who it may favor, how will a resolution come about? Here's a quick primer on what the grievance contains, and the steps to be taken on the way to a final ruling.

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July 7, 2008 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: All-Star Screw-Ups

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Joe Sheehan

The disjointed selection process has produced odd assemblages on each league's roster, and overlooked some true stars.

The All-Star rosters were announced Sunday, accompanied by the usual wailing and gnashing of teeth. I'm as big a complainer about the picks as anyone, even though I know it's a controversy that lasts about half of a news cycle. No one will care, by Wednesday, that Jason Bay or Johan Santana or John Lackey got jobbed.

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Is the draft broken? And what can be done to fix it?

“Broken.”

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