Is Lance Berkman the next Larry Walker? Check out the infographic and decide for yourself.
The graphic is a perfect example of where labels and data actually detract from the visual -- seeing the all the Mariners' positional players in the negatives is perfectly descriptive, and illuminating
...this chart is just one more way of showing us what we already knew: the Twins had a talented squad in 2010. But there's also a by-product: replacing and replicating that talent might prove to be a challenge.
Can you spot the five guys NOT in the Hall of Fame? It's easy, I separated 'em for ya. :) Here's the full post about guys elected to the Hall of Fame primarily for their defense. Guys like Brooks Robinson, Ozzie Smith, Bobby Wallace, John Ward, and Bid McPhee stand up as definite HOFers, with many others worthy of debate (and a couple aren't worth any debate at all). I almost made it through the whole post without comparing some HOFers to our friends Bill Dahlen, Lou Whitaker, Bobby Grich, Alan Trammell, and Ron Santo. Almost.
I'm a big believer in WAR, but something about it has been nagging at my brain for a while. The WAR leaderboard tells us that Albert Pujols was worth 8.4 WAR ($38 million) in 2009, and that Casey...