Warren Cromartie: ‘Tim Raines was a Godsend to the Montreal Expos’

Only minutes after Tim Raines could process being announced as the newest member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, he was live Wednesday on the MLB Network giving thanks to a multitude of baseball personnel who helped on his journey towards Cooperstown. One of the first people he noted was his Montreal Expos teammate Warren Cromartie, whose guidance was as an important factor in his...
Via The Sports Post
January 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Jonah Keri had a great reaction to Tim Raines making the Hall of Fame

They say there’s no cheering in the press box, but sometimes, it can be absolutely awesome to watch sportswriters celebrate an accomplishment for one of their heroes. That’s certainly the case with CBS/Sports Illustrated writer and Nerdist podcast host Jonah Keri, who’s long been the foremost advocate for Tim Raines’ case for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Raines...
Via Awful Announcing
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

The newest inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame were announced on Wednesday, and three ex-players will be joining the class of the immortals. Former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell, former Montreal Expos (among others) outfielder Tim Raines, and long-time Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez were selected by the BBWAA this year. Of the 442 ballots cast, Bagwell received...
Via The Comeback
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot, Part 2

Welcome to Part Two of our look at the Hall of Fame Ballot! If you missed Part One, detailing 13 players on this year's ballot who were easy Nos, click here to read it. For today's post, I get to do something a lot more fun: talk about four people who ruled at baseball. If, when all is said and done, these people aren't in the Baseball Hall of Fame, we should probably change the...
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January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Canadian politician argues Tim Raines’ Hall of Fame case on the Parliament floor

Tim Raines is on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the 10th and final time this winter, and after he pulled in 69.8 percent of the BBWAA vote last year, his supporters are pulling out all the stops to get the former Montreal Expos star over the 75 percent threshold this time. That includes arguing his case on the floor of the Canadian Parliament, as House of Commons member...
Via The Comeback
November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Cricket star Kieran Powell working out for MLB teams

Kieran Powell is an outfielder from St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. He is widely known for his cricket skills, and is so skilled, he was invited to work out for the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla. just last weekend. Powell, 25, has been playing cricket the past decade. He will attempt to be a pioneer and take his shot at professional baseball. Because while the skills...
Via The Comeback
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Tim Raines’ Missing Information

I want you to know that I don’t have an agenda here. I mean, I know that’s exactly what someone who has an agenda would say, and I know there are people online who push Tim Raines pretty hard every year, but if you can believe it, this actually came out of research focused on David DeJesus. I recognize that Tim Raines was outstanding. When I was younger, I didn’t have much...
Via Fangraphs
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

HOF 2017: Last chance for Raines, first for Ramirez, Pudge

Tim Raines is down to his final chance. After falling 23 votes shy of induction into baseball's Hall of Fame, Raines' candidacy will come down to next year's vote. That will be his 10th and final year of eligibility on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot. Newcomers to the ballot in 2017 include Manny Ramirez, Ivan Rodriguez and Vladimir Guerrero. Raines stole 808...
Via Associated Press
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Vote Jump Impresses Raines Despite Missing Hall Of Fame

When one 1 p.m. arrived Wednesday Eastern time or 10 a.m. Arizona time where he resides, Tim Raines hadn’t received the call he expected. He then knew he wasn’t elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown but he’s very grateful that he’s edging closer. The Montreal Expos’ great fell short of induction with members of  the Baseball Writers Association of America...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Waiting Game Must Be Gnawing At Heart Of Expos’ Great Raines

It must an anxiety-filled time for Tim Raines. We would imagine he has some butterflies in his stomach. Maybe his heart is beating just a bit more than it normally does. He must be doing a lot of thinking at his home in Arizona. Must be stressful. The former Expos’ great wonders if National Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson will call him in the next couple of days and...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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