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The Armando Benitez All-Stars

How good would a team of players who, like Armando Benitez, earned exactly one vote for the Hall of Fame? Bryan Cole constructs a team of those players, and set them loose on MLB circa 1996.

Did HoF founders want voters to watch?

In discussions about Hall of Fame candidates like Jack Morris, writers often claim that watching them play is necessary for understanding how good they really were. But is that really what Cooperstown's founders had in mind?

2012 Hall of Fame Vote: BBWAA Should End Secret Ballots

Don't think the BBWAA's secret ballots matter? Writers who revealed their picks voted quite differently than voters who remained anonymous.

BtBWAA 2012 Hall of Fame Vote: Seven Players Headed for Cooperstown

Before the official results come in, the BtBWAA unveils the results of its own 2012 Baseball Hall of Fame vote. Who deserves a place in Cooperstown?

The Changing Landscape of WAR: 5+ WAR Seasons, 1911-2010

We have generally witnessed the decline of extreme outlier performances among position players since the 1920's. Also, the variance between great players--and great seasons--has seemingly decreased over time. Combined, you end up with more players putting up 5-10 WAR seasons, less putting up 10+ WAR seasons, and great players lacking separation from each other. This can make it hard to spot "no doubt" Hall of Famers.

WAR Graphs: Average and Replacement Level Hall of Fame Values

What do the career path of the average and borderline Hall of Famer look like? Beyond the Box Score answers that question for both hitters and pitchers.

Members of the 500 Home Run Club Not In The Hall Of Fame

There are ten members of the 500 home run club not in the baseball Hall of Fame. Beyond the Box Score takes a look at their careers using wins above replacement and compares them to the average Hall of Fame position player.

Graph of the Day: Rice vs. Dawson

WAR data from Sean's historical WAR database.  It's awesome. Each players' seasons sorted from best to worst, left to right.

Jeff Kent - Greatest Slugging Second Baseman

There's no doubt in my mind, and this makes me think the voters will agree in five years.  R.J. has something coming up shortly that also makes a strong case for Kent in the HOF. The linked...

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