The Hall of I Was There

It’s Tuesday. People have decided to stick with the work thing …

  • The Platoon Advantage has a fun (and lengthy) rundown of players who could have become eligible for the Hall of Fame this year but didn’t make the ballot. Former Dodgers include Terry Adams, Wilson Alvarez, James Baldwin, Roger Cedeno, Dave Hansen, Jose Offerman, Antonio Osuna, Paul Quantrill and Ismael Valdez. “Easy to forget now: Valdez (then spelled Valdes) looked like a potential Hall of Famer at age 25, by which point he’d already made 150 career starts with 61 wins and a 3.38 ERA (113 ERA+).”
  • Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus has a meaty look at the Dodgers’ top prospects. Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness compared Goldstein’s list with John Sickels’ recently published roundup at Minor League Ball.
  • Trayvon Robinson and Dee Gordon are having fun on Twitter, writes Chad Moriyama of Memories of Kevin Malone.
  • Great picture of Clayton Kershaw dancing in Africa passed along by Roberto Baly of Vin Scully Is My Homeboy.
  • Meanwhile, Baly got a phone call from Steve Sax.
  • Two things I’ve felt for a while are articulated by Dan Rosenheck at the New York Times: Kevin Brown’s seven-year contract didn’t turn out poorly for the Dodgers, and Brown has better Hall of Fame credentials than many people believe. Rob Neyer echoes the points at ESPN.com.
  • Josh Wilker writes about Jose Canseco at Cardboard Gods.
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