Former Pittsburgh Pirate Barry Bonds, along with Curt Schilling, Roger Clemens are the leading candidates returning to baseball’s Hall of Fame ballot in a year without any favorites among the new names. Schilling was third behind Derek Jeter and Larry Walker with 278 of 397 votes last year, finishing at 70% and 20 votes shy in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Clemens had 242 votes for 61% and Bonds 241 for 60.7%.
Posted: November 16, 2020, 1:57 pm
Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto should be commended for improving the Mariners through trades instead of delving heavily in the typically inefficient free agent market with its inflated salaries. If the free agent market has crashed the market should yield bargains that could have lasting impacts, especially if the market recovers. Trades are less appealing because the salaries of trade targets were largely set before the market downturn.
Posted: November 15, 2020, 6:53 pm
As a former top prospect, hopes were high for the now 29-year-old. Polanco hasn’t been a bust per se. He’s had three seasons in which he has posted an fWAR of at least two.
Posted: November 14, 2020, 11:16 pm