Adrian Beltre and the tale of two careers

Perhaps no one in baseball history had a Hall of Fame career sneak up on us like Adrian Beltre.
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Simba in Winter: Celebrating Ted Simmons’ career, birthday

Ted Simmons turns 69 today. He should have been celebrating two weeks ago in Cooperstown, joining the inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Prince Fielder was really good, but not a Hall of Famer

Prince Fielder is the best first baseman in Milwaukee Brewers history. I say that with all apologies to the beloved Cecil Cooper and George Scott‘s sideburns.
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Snap Throw: The 2018 Hall of Fame epilogue

A glacial baseball winter picked up the pace yesterday, but we have some final thoughts on what was not that long ago Baseball’s biggest (and only) story in 2018 to-date: the Hall of Fame ballot.

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The curious case of Jeff Kent, or, why do baseball writers hate second basemen?

Jeff Kent was the best offensive second baseman of his generation.

Roberto Alomar might have had the glove, and Ryne Sandberg the affability and strong two-way game, but Jeff Kent owned 4 in the 90s and early aughts.

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In memoriam: Roberto Clemente’s underrated on-field legacy

Roberto Clemente’s death was a tragedy that shook the western hemisphere. In the shadow of the man’s sacrifice, his on-field achievements are more remarkable than we might recognize.

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