On the Hall of Fame and the insensitivity of the sniff test.
How to go against the saberballot and without making the internet mad.
A foolproof way to decide which players to put in Cooperstown.
Despite the big backlog of qualified candidates, 2014 could bring the best crop of Cooperstown inductees in well over a decade.
Ben and Sam discuss the Hall of Fame and answer listener emails about brawls with Brian McCann, catcher framing, park effects, and more.
At what win threshold are players at each age level a 50-50 shot to make the Hall of Fame?
The perfect companion post for your next debate about the Hall.
Ben and Sam discuss Deadspin’s offer to purchase a Hall of Fame vote.
Ben and Sam discuss a World Series suggestion by Scott Boras and the Hall of Fame cases of three PED-implicated players. (Breaking Bad spoilers from 2:00-6:00.)
Ben and Sam discuss the onslaught of articles about which teams are best-suited for October, then talk about the Cooperstown cases of Vladimir Guerrero and Todd Helton.
Ben and Sam banter about the Saber Seminar, then discuss Clayton Kershaw’s odds of induction into the Hall and the best-ever years for young players.
Ben and Sam discuss Mike Trout’s chances of becoming the best player ever, then talk about how the Phillies’ Chase Utley extension will work out.
Ben and Sam discuss whether hardcore quantitative analysts make good GM material, then estimate the likelihood that under-30 players will make the Hall of Fame.
How did one of the Hall of Fame’s least-qualified members end up enshrined?
Character assassination, speculation, a commitment to process… ah, it has to be Hall of Fame season.
Or is all the campaigning to keep Jack Morris out of the Hall actually making it more likely that he’ll get in?