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Graham Womack put an immense amount of work into his latest effort, a voting-driven list of the 50 greatest players not in the Hall of Fame. I would move Bobby Grich up, and Darrell Evans way up. It's a solid list, though, and a wonderful little historical tour.
Hey, if it were so easy to find average players, everybody would do it.
In the wake of Monday's Hall of Fame announcement, Tom Verducci had some 'splaining to do. And boy, did he do some good 'splaining.
Presented, without editorial comment, for your enthusiasm or entertainment or horror or whatever.
What do you do with "untradeable" contracts? It's baby-simple. As Paul Francis Sullivan writes, you just trade them for other untradeable contracts.
Honestly, I don't how Posnanski does it. Honestly, it's actually a little exasperating if you're in the same business as him (which I am, basically). Still, grace demands that I simply doff my cap when he cranks out a few thousand words like it's nothing, and invents a brilliant new word like it's next to nothing. Damn him.