The 2013 Hall of Fame class and the Keltner List

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89

Over a year ago I applied the Keltner List test to Sammy Sosa and figured I’d do the same thing for most of the eligible candidates just for fun. Bill James came up with the Keltner List back in 1985 and I’ll let Wiki explain. The Keltner list is a systematic but non-numerical method for determining whether a baseball player …

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Pat Caputo and the Hall of Fame

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89

I had never heard of Pat Caputo before this morning, but found a link on The Book Blog and had to check it out. Tango highlighted how Caputo won't vote for Craig Biggio because, well, because Caputo is an idiot I guess. I will not mark the names of Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens on my Baseball Hall of Fame …

On Ryan Braun’s overturned suspension

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89

I’m not here to exonerate Ryan Braun or declare that he’s definitely clean. I have no idea if he used steroids or not, just like I have no idea if Roy Halladay has used steroids or whether Dee Gordon has used steroids. – Dave Cameron, Fangraphs This is nonsense. Let me first say that I am not even close to …

Cheatingiest Cheating Cheater

In Major League Baseball by dmick89

Barry Bonds was sentenced today. The Barry Bonds case is over. Bonds, as we speak, is being sentenced. The penalty: 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service.  This, by the way, is what the probation office recommended. Prosecutors were seeking a 15 month jail term. Meanwhile, the US government wasted millions of our dollars. Just …