MLB Essays

Jamie Moyer, At Last, Retires

63

The former Cub/Red Sox/Cardinal/Oriole/Ranger/Mariner/Phillie/Rockie has a new job.

How To Fix The Hall Of Fame Voting Process

126

It's just one man's opinion -- mine. Perhaps you have your own ideas. Feel free to share.

Is Masahiro Tanaka Too Expensive For The Yankees?

59

The Yankees are rumored to be the favorite to sign Masahiro Tanaka, but does the luxury tax make him a luxury the Yankees can't afford?

The Dangers Of Micro-Managing A Budget, Part 1

105

This article went through four different titles and a few persona before getting polished off. It has an intro, two parts, and even a bridge. Was it worth it? (Possibly not.)

What Is A Realistic Offer For Masahiro Tanaka?

Masahiro Tanaka of the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan could be posted to play in MLB soon. And the Cubs will be in the hunt. What is a realistic ceiling for a contract offer?

What Does The Rule 5 Draft Really Mean?

47

It's that time of year. The Winter Meetings begin Monday, and far too much attention being paid to the Rule 5 Draft. Here is my contribution.

Tigers Ship Fister To Nats For A Pair Of Shoelaces

106

What does that mean about the Shark market? I have no idea. This is the most lopsided trade I can remember.

Greg Maddux And Hall Of Fame Unanimity

79

The Baseball Writers Association of America has a chance to change an historic wrong this year. Will they do it?

The Jhonny Peralta Signing Blues

143

What does it mean when a player gets a big-money contract after serving a punishment for PED use? Should teams be punished, too?

Should Baseball Reinstate Pete Rose?

272

One of baseball's most respected sportswriters says yes. Me? I'm not so sure.

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