Peter Gammons, a three-time National Sportswriter of the Year, was a columnist for MLB.com from 2009-12 after almost 22 years with ESPN.
|There is no guidebook to what entails a Hall of Famer or a manual defining its criteria. Most of us vote based on our own vision of what the Hall of Fame is or should be, which, in reality, means we really don't know what the Hall is supposed to be, which is a fascinating part of what goes into each ballot.
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|No one really knows what the 2013 version of the Red Sox will be, but it can't be worse than last season.
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|General manager Alex Anthopoulos was given the wherewithal to restore the franchise to its former glory, and with such deals as the R.A. Dickey trade, he has come through.
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|You have to use what currency you have and try to get the high-ceiling arms, which is what each of them has done. This isn't rotisserie, it's the reality of the market.
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|While many see Sunday night's blockbuster as Royals general manager Dayton Moore rolling the dice with coveted prospect Wil Myers, well, there comes a point where Kansas City has to win.
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|In the end, Greinke is ending up where most everyone thought he'd end up. In the end, it's the Dodgers, baseball's destination event for whom petty cash is no object.
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|What we witnessed was a decline in activity in the Winter Meetings, as well as the impact of the new Draft system. Now we will wait to see where Zack Greinke and Josh Hamilton go, and how much their wakes impact the players waiting behind them.
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