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In Memoriam

Long-time BJOL poster Bob Gregory passed away recently.  Bob was a frequent contributor to the Reader Posts section of Bill James Online, known for his deep understanding of 19th century baseball, his wit and his warmth.  Bob organized a regular feature of our Reader Posts, an alternative to the Hall of Fame called the Gallery of Renown, in which BJOL readers voted on their favorite players each "year."

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Hall of Fame Twitter Chatter
Using Win Shares, John makes the HoF case for Andruw Jones and Scott Rolen.
We can call it the Brooks Robinson Era
Beginning with Al Rosen. Brooks never played against Rosen, but could have. They both played in the American League in 1955 and 1956, but never in the...
Third Basemen of 1900 to 1950
The dominant third basemen of the first half of the last century.
Comparing a Player Outside His Era
An exchange of ideas with a friend. My portion is inexplicably long-winded.
Andruw of Center Field
Because an orderly presentation of an argument is not possible in 280 characters. . .
Jay Bruce Re-Joins the HMS Mets
Shuffling the deck chairs.
Bill James Power Ratings — The Saints Are Marching In
John takes a closer look at the hottest teams entering the second round of the NFL playoffs using Bill's Power Rankings.​

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Rankings and Ratings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Corey Kluber 584.5
2 Max Scherzer 584.4
3 Justin Verlander 571.3
4 Clayton Kershaw 565.8
5 Chris Sale 554
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