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After a collection of Redlegs Review writers voiced their opinion on the matter, and cast their vote, RR is prepared to endorse both Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Both men have an outstanding resume and are deserving of the honor.
Here is how the vote turned out:
Redlegs Review Balloting
Mike Piazza (77%)
Craig Biggio (77%)
Roger Clemons (55%)
Barry Bonds (55%)
Tim Raines (55%)
Jeff Bagwell (44%)
Edgar Martinez (33%)
Fred McGriff (33%)
Curt Schilling (33%)
Lee Smith (22%)
Sammy Sosa (22%)
Mark McGwire (22%)
Don Mattingly (22%)
Jack Morris (11%)
Steve Finley (11%)
Craig Biggio played for the Houston Astros for 19 seasons. He finished with an on-base percentage of .363 and over 3,000 hits. Biggio earned a lot of respect from Redleg writers who had to watch him battle their favorite team many times in his career.
Mike Piazza split his time most notably with t...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers, continuing to bolster their bullpen, are on the verge of announcing a deal with free-agent left-hander J.P. Howell, major-league sources say.
The contract will be for one year and $2.75 million, according to a source, who confirmed a report by the Los Angeles Times, which first said that Howell and the Dodgers were closing in on an agreement.
The Dodgers are moving towards signing left-handed reliever J.P. Howell to a one-year contract, according to people with knowledge of the situation. If finalized, the deal is expected to be worth 2.75 million.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed left-handed reliever
J.P. Howell to a one-year contract worth $2.85 million, as reported by Buster
Olney of ESPN. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports added that Howell’s new deal gives him
the potential to earn another $1.2 million in performance bonuses in 2013.
The precise salary for Howell with the Dodgers is $2.85 million, in his one-year deal...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are nearing a one-year deal with left-handed reliever J.P. Howell, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports.
Image taken by Keith Allison and used under the Creative Common License Agreement.
The Dodgers have agreed to sign J.P. Howell on a one-year deal worth $2.75 million, with performance bonuses that can take that higher.
J.P. Howell agreed to terms with the Dodgers. A left-hander for a very deep bullpen.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 5, 2013
Howell gets a one-year deal with LAD, for just under $3 million in base salary, and performance bonuses.
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