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Can Derek Jeter Hit .400?

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Steroids created a lot of “video game” type of results over two decades. Two records that still were elusive to jacked up hitters was Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hitting streak and Ted Williams .406 batting average. When ESPN Baseball Tonight analyst  John Kruk said Derek Jeter can hit .400 earlier this month, everyone blew it off as crazy.  Thirty-four games […]

Do You Agree With George Brett on the DH?

Friday, January 13th, 2012

The Designated Hitter has been a debated topic over here for a while. The weak support for Edgar Martinez‘s Hall of Fame candidacy tells me the writers are not in favor of the position, but what about the fans? Back in 2009 I proposed that baseball expand the DH to the National League; while my colleague, Howard […]

Wright Critics, Take Heed of History

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

There are no shortage of problems with this current Mets team. The pitching is in disarray. The power bat in left field has one home run. And the top catching prospect injured himself yesterday by tripping on a bat. David Wright is not a problem. He is not a complementary player. He is having yet […]

Prediction: Alomar Will Be Only One Elected to HOF

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Tomorrow the 2010 Hall of Fame will be announced. If you haven’t been following BBTF HOF Ballot Gathering Machine, head over there and check it out. Each year, Repoz tabulates writer’s ballots that are made public in order to predict who the next class will be. As of this writing (Jan 5) it appears there […]