Identifying the discrepancies between public and private ballots from yesterday’s vote.
Forty staff members cast their ballots.
Ben and Sam talk to Jay Jaffe about the 2014 Hall of Fame voting results, election-season mud-slinging, the 2015 ballot, and more.
Would we have another Hall of Famer if the BBWAA had made all of its ballots public?
Ben and Sam answer a strong selection of listener emails on award voting, the BBWAA, defensive stats, Phillies analytics, lefty catchers, free agent compensation systems, and more.
An analysis of several factors that have historically led to snubs.
Susan Slusser, longtime A’s reporter and the first female president of the BBWAA, answers questions.
Joe Hamrahi and Sam Miller are inducted into the BBWAA, and existing member Zachary Levine is now a BP representative.
A look at some of the more unjustified uses of MVP votes in recent memory.
If the BBWAA doesn’t select Ryan Braun as NL MVP, should we blame PED payback?
Ben reports from the ballpark on Saturday’s Yankees-Angels game and explains how and why he stopped worrying about working for a team and learned to love writing about baseball.
Almost from the day it opened, the Baseball Hall of Fame has had some form of a Veterans Committee to supplement the player selections voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America. In fact, Cy Young, who finished sixth behind the first five inductees, also received the fourth-highest 1936 vote total from the Old-Timers Committee.