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BBA Live! host “Sully” Sullivan, posted his own Sully Baseball Daily Podcast today, and when he says daily, he means daily. “Airing on Christmas and the Super Bowl” said Sully, during BBA Live!
Catch Sully everyday on his daily podcast and Saturday’s on BBA Live!
Originally posted on Sully Baseball:
It is Sunday and time for The Sunday Request.
@sullybaseball I would love to see The Dodgers trade for Hamels, but I don’t think any team can meet RAJ’s outlandish demands.
— Jim Furlong (@EWOKinLA) January 9, 2015
The Phillies might be right to make huge demands for Cole Hamels. And Phillies fans could have reasons for guarded optimism.
Find out why while I buy Manhattan Clam Chowder on The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast
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The first episode of BBA Live! has aired! Tyler Scionti fills in for Clint Evans. Check it out now, as the guys discuss the HoF voting results, the remaining free agents, the Ben Zobrist trade and answer YOUR questions! Have a question for next weeks inbox? Email it! BaseballBloggersAlliance@gmail.com!
YES Network affiliate Pinstriped Prospects and host Robert Pimpsner are a new blog on the roll of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. Pinstriped Prospects covers all of the Yankees young kids rise through the farm system, and Robert doesn’t miss a beat all season long.
Robert is a great writer with lots of experience, I suggest following the blog on all social media networks, and is a must read for New York Yankee fans this off-season.
Seven players from the 2014 Baseball Writers of America ballot were recommended for enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame by the members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance on Friday.
Given the backlog of quality players on the ballot, this year the BBA adopted the plan suggested by St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Derrick Goold of a binary ballot. Each player on the ballot was given a yes or no vote by the BBA voters and those receiving over 75% were then recommended.
With this format, pitcher Randy Johnson received 100% of the vote while pitcher Pedro Martinez was close behind at 95%. Others that topped the 75% mark were catcher/second baseman/outfielder Craig Biggio (90%), pitcher John Smoltz (89%), catcher Mike Piazza (85%), first baseman Jeff Bagwell (77%) and outfielder Tim Raines (77%).
Those that just fell short of the mark were designated hitter Edgar Martinez (71%) and pitcher Curt Schilling (68%).
The rest of the voting was as follows:
Mike Mussina 67%
Barry Bonds 65%
Roger Clemens 63%
Alan Trammell 53%
Jeff Kent 44%
Gary Sheffield 38%
Larry Walker 37%
Fred McGriff 33%
Mark McGwire 33%
Don Mattingly 31%
Lee Smith 31%
Sammy Sosa 23%
Carlos Delgado 19%
Nomar Garciaparra 13%
Cliff Floyd 4%
Brian Giles 4%
Rich Aurilia 3%
Darin Erstad 3%
Troy Percival 3%
Aaron Boone 1%
Jason Schmidt 1%
Jermaine Dye 0%
Tom Gordon 0%
Eddie Guardado 0%
Using this binary method, only 13% turned in a ballot with less than 10 names selected. 40% turned in a ballot with 15 or more names selected, with a high of 20.