This is the 3rd post in a series on the 2011 Hall of Fame ballot.  My first post on Jeff Bagwell covered the criteria I am using for analyzing HOF players.  The second post covered Bert Blyleven.

The next players I’d have on our ballot are three middle infielders:  Alan Trammell, Barry Larkin, and Roberto Alomar.

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This is the 2nd post in a series on the 2011 Hall of Fame ballot.  My first post on Jeff Bagwell covered the criteria I am using for analyzing HOF players.

The next player on our hypothetical ballot is Bert Blyleven.

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This is the first in a series of posts reviewing players on the 2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot.  Here is some background on how I analyze players for the HOF:

Much like the Earth and many a good joke, the views on Hall of Fame worthiness have two poles.  

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Sports play a sizable role in my life – in some ways healthy (excuse to talk and hang out with friends and family) and unhealthy (excuse to pore over stats and pundit POVs at the expense of talking and hanging out with friends and family).

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Have you ever read Razzball and thought to yourself,  “I enjoy their musings and perspectives on fantasy baseball and only wish they would stop hoarding their opinions on other subjects.  I mean, really, they must think about something besides fantasy baseball. 

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Mike Stanton snapped out of a 5 for 58 slump with 2 HRs and 4 RBIs in a doubleheader against the Phillies. Was retired lefty reliever Mike Stanton hitting for him? I realize they look a little different (the hitter is 22 years younger, 15 pounds heavier, 4 inches taller, a tad darker) but even a young K-prone hitter should avoid that bad of slumps, right?

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Clarence Clemons Sabathia was the big man for the Yankees, one-hitting the A’s over 8 innings for his 19th win. Over 17 starts since June 1, CC has gone 14-2 and has thrown 7+ innings with less than 3 ERs in 15 of those games.

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Note: Besides providing advice and news on fantasy baseball, we at Razzball created and sponsor a fantasy baseball variation where the goal is to manage the worst team possible.  These Historical Spotlights honor those players who would’ve excelled in such a format.  

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Grey has already done up his top 100 list for the 2nd half of the season based on his proprietary formula that combines moxie, opinion, cheekiness, and the occasional statistic.

Now that Dan Szymborski – the man behind ZiPS projections – is providing free ‘rest of season’ projections at FanGraphs, I figured I’d see what the Point Shares would look like. 

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It was the best of teams – it was the worst of teams.  Yes, I’m breaking out some Dickensian prose to paint my NL-only and AL-only teams as May comes to a close.

Let’s start with the worst team as that’s always more interesting – my AL-only team in a FantasyPros911-sponsored league. 

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