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The 2014 American League Gold Glove Awards, Strictly by the Numbers

The finalists for the 2014 Rawlings’ Gold Glove Awards were announced on Thursday afternoon, and if you’re here on the internet with me, you know how much people hate the Gold Glove Awards. Part of that is for good reason. For a long time, the Gold Glove Awards were pretty much a joke. Rafael Palmeiro […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Does Rafael Palmeiro belong in the Hall of Fame?

Rafael Palmeiro Year(s) on ballot - 3 – received 8.8% of vote last year The Numbers: 20 seasons (with Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles), 2,831 games, .288/.371/.515, 569HR 1,835RBI, 3,020 hits, 1,663 runs, 585 doubles, 132 OPS+, 130 wRC+, 71.8 bWAR, 70.0 fWAR – 4-time All-Star, three times finished in top 10 of MVP voting without winning (high of 5th in 1999...
Via The Sports Blitz
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rafael Palmeiro is probably going to fall off the Hall of Fame ballot this year

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun asks whether Rafael Palmeiro is going to fall off the Hall of Fame ballot. And he lands where I land: probably. As Connolly notes, Palmeiro’s support in his three years on the ballot is not trending in a good direction for him. In his first year of eligibility he was named on 11 percent of the ballots. In his second he actually ticked up to 12...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Rafael Palmeiro fall off the Hall of Fame ballot?

As you dive into turkey, stuffing and football on Thanksgiving, I thought we’d look at a baseball issue that may be close to Orioles fans' hearts, but may not get much buzz nationally. The rules for the Baseball Writers' Association of America’s Hall of Fame ballot specify that a voter can select no more than 10 players per year. That’s going to be particularly difficult...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Vetoed Trades, Part Four

Part four. Live free or veto hard. You can find parts one, two and three here, here and here. Vetoed trade: Aug. 2003, Rangers send Rafael Palmeiro to Cubs for unknown return Completed trade: None In 2003, the Rangers had a bit of a roster crunch at first base. Mark Teixeira was ready for the big time, but Rafael Palmeiro was still in the picture as well. During the first half,...
Via Fangraphs
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Palmeiro inducted into Mississippi Hall of Fame

Rafael Palmeiro is now a member of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. He hopes someday Cooperstown comes calling as well. But he's not going to grovel. ''My lobbying was done on the field,'' Palmeiro said. ''That's it. I'm done lobbying. If that's not good enough, I'm not going to beg these writers who have the power of the vote. I...
Via AP on Fox
July 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Mississippi State throwback baseball uniforms

Mississippi State will be sporting some throwback uniforms this season. If these look familiar to some SEC baseball fans, that’s because they were the jerseys worn during the Will Clark, Rafael Palmeiro, and Bobby Thigpen era at State. I like the baseball throwbacks more than football, but I’m a traditionalist when it comes to the game of baseball. via @TylerBratton16 A …...
Via College Football Section
February 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Palmeiro receives 12.6 percent of Hall vote

Former Rangers first baseman Rafael Palmeiro, one of four players in history to have finished their careers with over 500 home runs and 3,000 hits, only received eight more votes in the Hall of Fame balloting than he did a year before.
January 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Cooperstown Choices: Rafael Palmeiro

With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2012, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame. There are twenty seven men on the ballot this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements.  You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives: Cooperstown Choices...
Via i70baseball
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Shadows cast on Palmeiro's Hall campaign

Rafael Palmeiro is a candidate on the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the second year. The Class of 2012 will be announced on Jan. 9.
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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