USA TODAY Sports is counting down the top 24 candidates on the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot in advance of the Jan. 24 election results. The countdown is based on voting by our power rankings panel, which includes five Hall voters. Martinez was good enough to have an award named after him, but the position that award represents has dragged down his case for the Hall of Fame.
The languid pace of this offseason’s free agent market – which still contains about 130 available players with one month before the opening of training camps – raises a question for those still seeking work: How many job openings exist? USA TODAY Sports took a team-by-team look at what spots still need to be filled, with a focus on position players, starters and closers. Should jobless players start to panic?
ALAMEDA, Calif. – After nine years in television, Jon Gruden clearly knows how to put on a show. That much was evident right away Tuesday when Gruden was introduced as the Oakland Raiders coach, returning to the franchise he led for four seasons from 1998-2001. Gruden, 54, professed his love for the city of Oakland and the Raiders franchise while frequently flashing his sense of humor and a smile at a packed news conference. “I’m thrilled to be back,’’ Gruden said.
@theaceofspaeder Hi Ryan. Every year I try to talk to convince myself into voting for Edgar, and every year I fail. His prime started too late, and as a DH he couldn't make up for that with defensive contributions. He was an amazing hitter, but in my eyes he simply did not accomplish enough.
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Selecting a term
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