Hall of Fame Cases

Hall of Fame Case: Tim Lincecum

It was a tale of two careers for longtime Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum. The first half saw Cy Young Awards and All-Star Games; the second saw injuries and a loss of velocity.

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Hall of Fame Case: Jonathan Papelbon

Jonathan Papelbon makes his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot this year. Relievers generally don’t get much love from the BBWAA, so let’s take a look at Papelbon’s case and see if he will be elected.

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Hall of Fame Case: Jake Peavy

Jake Peavy pitched for 15 years in the majors. While his career was kind of a roller coaster, overall, he put up some pretty solid numbers and had a very good peak. Will it be enough to get him some votes?

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Hall of Fame Case: Torii Hunter

His smile was infectious and he earned the nickname “Spiderman” for his wall-climbing ability. He was a pretty good hitter as well. Let’s take a look at his case for Cooperstown.

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Hall of Fame Case: Carl Crawford

Carl Crawford makes his first and likely only appearance on the Hall of Fame ballot this season. His case for induction is interesting, albeit not the strongest.

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Hall of Fame Case: David Ortiz

David Ortiz makes his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot this year, joining former rival Alex Rodriguez. The slugger started his career with the Minnesota Twins, but he is most known for the 14 years he spent with the Boston Red Sox, of course.

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Hall of Fame Case: Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez debuts on the Hall of Fame ballot this year. The stats are there, but steroids cloud his possible induction. Does he get into Cooperstown?

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Hall of Fame Case: Jimmy Rollins

Jimmy Rollins makes his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot this year. The long-time Phillies shortstop has a compelling case for induction. Does he belong in Cooperstown?

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Hall of Fame Case: Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds is a polarizing figure when it comes to Hall of Fame discussions. On his final ballot, will the all-time home run leader get into Cooperstown?

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Hall of Fame Case: Todd Helton

For the fourth time, first baseman Todd Helton is on the Hall of Fame ballot. While he is not expected to be inducted this year, the long-time Rockie has made progress towards Cooperstown.

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