My Hall of Fame ballot

Ballots are cast for inducting new members to the baseball Hall of Fame by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. I don't get a vote. But if I did, I would take the privilege seriously and try to be dispassionate in my selections. Meaning I would even vote for Jeter.

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Prognostication evaluation

So, how'd we do?

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The next wave of NPB imports

First was Hideo Nomo, in 1995 (no offense to Masanori Murakami). Then a number of pitchers, including ex-Mariners Shigetoshi Hasegawa and Kazuhiro Sasaki. Ichiro broke through in 2001, opening a modest floodgate that swept in Hideki Matsui, So Taguchi, Kenji Johjima, Kazuo Matsui, Norichika Aoki, and plenty of others. Yusei Kikuchi made the jump last season.

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M's fill coaching vacancies from within

Next season will see some new faces among the Mariners' coaching staff, but not the wholesale turnover that came after 2018. Having previously announced the reassignment of pitching coach Paul Davis and the release of bullpen coach Jim Brower and third-base coach Chris Prieto, the remainder of the staff will stay on.

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End of season potpourri

Well, that was a fun World Series, eh? The Washington Nationals won their first championship (as either the Nats or the Expos), the Astros were denied bragging rights, and weirdness abounded—the road team won every game (unprecedented); the umpiring was comically bad at times; an assistant GM got fired; Gerrit Cole lost a game; Justin Verlander lost two games; and...

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My Hall of Fame ballot

Ballots are cast for inducting new members to the baseball Hall of Fame by members...

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News

The next wave of NPB imports

First was Hideo Nomo, in 1995 (no offense to Masanori Murakami).

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Due Up

Next Opponents

Full Schedule

Standings

AL West

Spotlight

Jim Bouton Interview

Former Major League pitcher and celebrated author Jim Bouton died Wednesday, July 10, at the...

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Poll

World Series rooting

Which team do you want to win the World Series?

Injuries

Season Schedule (Times EDT, at least until I find a way to change them on import from BB-Reference)

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