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Baseball Insider: January 3, 2010 - January 9, 2010

Chat Excerpt: Boswell on Hall of Fame

From this morning's live Q&A with Thomas Boswell: Hall of Fame: Tom, what did you think about the results of the Hall of Fame voting? Tom Boswell: If ex-Expo Andre Dawson belongs in the Hall, then Ryan Zimmerman and Adam Dunn should be cheering this morning because that means, if...

By Alexa Steele  |  January 7, 2010; 3:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Final thoughts on HOF vote

I typically keep my Hall of Fame thoughts to myself, for two reasons: 1) Despite the fact that I'm a voting-eligible, 10-year member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, my employer doesn't let me vote, and 2) every writer who makes his ballot public alienates someone, but mine would...

By Dave Sheinin  |  January 7, 2010; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Dawson elected to HOF; Alomar, Blyleven just miss

In a bit of a surprise, slugging outfielder Andre Dawson was the only player elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, with second baseman Roberto Alomar and pitcher Bert Blyleven each missing by fewer than 10 votes. Dawson, 55, was listed on 420 (77.9 percent) of the 539 votes...

By Dave Sheinin  |  January 6, 2010; 1:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Cardinals, Holliday agree to a contract

From Dave Sheinin: Left fielder Matt Holliday, the top slugger in a mostly forgettable free agent class, agreed in principle Tuesday to a seven-year contract worth about $119 million to return to the St. Louis Cardinals. Holliday himself reported the agreement in an interview on ESPN Radio, saying, "Going into...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  January 5, 2010; 7:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The winter of 'run prevention' continues

Two seasons ago, the Tampa Bay Rays made a staggering 31-win leap (from 66 wins in 2007 to 97 in 2008), and last season the Seattle Mariners improved by 24 wins over the year before. Both teams did so despite the fact they actually scored fewer runs than they did...

By Dave Sheinin  |  January 5, 2010; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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