Tag archive for ‘Tim Raines’
By Rocco Constantino On Monday, July 31st, 2017

Ranking All 218 Major League Baseball Hall of Famers: Where Do Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez Rate?

This past weekend, Jeff Bagwell, Ivan Rodriguez and Tim Raines gained baseball immortality as they were inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.  They have now joined an elite group of the (arguably) More...

Dawson and Bonds
By Danny Gallagher On Friday, March 11th, 2016

Sights and Sounds of Spring Training

Jupiter, Fla. — I just get inside the spring-training grounds of the Miami Marlins Thursday and this familiar face walks by me, looking ultra-slim. He looks small. I take a second look and it’s No. More...

By Danny Gallagher On Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Arbitrator Nicolau Going Strong at Young age of 91

In the world of journalism, you talk to fascinating people. Most of the time, you deal with personalities in person or the phone. Sometimes, it might just simply be an email or text exchange. Just the other day, More...

By Douglas Fox On Friday, February 5th, 2016

On Speed, Stolen Bases, and Lead Off Hitters

In his excellent treatise on the history of scouting,  Dollar Sign on the Muscle,  author Kevin Kerrane devoted considerable attention to the pioneering ways of Branch Rickey, who not only invented the modern-day More...

Tim Raines
By Danny Gallagher On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Vote Jump Impresses Raines Despite Missing Hall Of Fame

When one 1 p.m. arrived Wednesday Eastern time or 10 a.m. Arizona time where he resides, Tim Raines hadn’t received the call he expected. He then knew he wasn’t elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown More...

Tim Raines
By Danny Gallagher On Sunday, January 3rd, 2016
1 Comment

Waiting Game Must Be Gnawing At Heart Of Expos’ Great Raines

It must an anxiety-filled time for Tim Raines. We would imagine he has some butterflies in his stomach. Maybe his heart is beating just a bit more than it normally does. He must be doing a lot of thinking at his More...

By Danny Gallagher On Thursday, November 12th, 2015

MLB TidBits: Cooperstown, Reyes, Estrada And Pitch Talks

Tim Raines is back in the spotlight as members of the Baseball Writers Association of America gear up for another round of voting for the 2016 Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Raines has had some solid voting behind More...

By Douglas Fox On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
1 Comment

Jeff Hoffman Hits 99 in Pro Debut

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Jeff Hoffman made his long-awaited professional debut last night, and while he hit a speed bump during his start, he showed more than enough of the front of the rotation potential the More...

By Douglas Fox On Saturday, April 4th, 2015
1 Comment

Darryl Strawberry’s Monster Olympic Stadium Home Run

The return of baseball to Montreal’s Olympic Stadium this weekend for an exhibition series between the Blue Jays and the Reds gives us a chance to celebrate the anniversary of the longest Home Run hit in More...

Vince Coleman & Adam Eaton
By Bobby Barnes On Thursday, February 26th, 2015
1 Comment

Spring Training: Vince Coleman & The Chicago White Sox

Vince Coleman & Adam Eaton The guy who some readers might remember for throwing a lit firecracker into a crowd of baseball fans that were waiting for autographs in the Dodger Stadium parking lot in July of 1993… More...

Montreal Expos
By Clayton Richer On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Epic Montreal Expos Video Montage

This Montreal Expos video montage is sure to bring a tear to your eye as you reminisce about the glory days in Montreal. Sit back and relive your fondest memories of Gary Carter, Rusty Staub, Andre Dawson and Tim More...

First Ballot Snubs Post
By Bobby Barnes On Friday, January 9th, 2015

Carlos Delgado And The History Of First Ballot Cuts

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Carlos Delgado received less than the 5% needed to stay on the ballot for the Hall of Fame. Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays were not happy with the results, and it is justified. Delgado More...

Tim Raines
By Douglas Fox On Friday, January 9th, 2015

Putting Tim Raines’ HOF Case To The Test

Statistical and analytical guru Bill James wrote an article a number of years ago in response to being part of a targeted campaign to get Ken Keltner, who played 3rd Base for the Indians in the 30s and 40s, into More...

Tim Raines
By Bobby Barnes On Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Tim Raines: The New Sabermetrics Darling

Leadoff hitters deserve a place in Cooperstown. They set the table for the big guys to inflict damage and give the team a boost. A quality at-bat leading off the game provides an opportunity for the rest of the More...

By Ryan Sabata On Thursday, January 8th, 2015

The 2016 Hall Of Fame Ballot And Who Will End Up Where

To begin, I’d like to send my congratulations to Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Craig Biggio, and John Smoltz on their induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Their careers were nothing short of phenomenal More...

MLB News and More