Roger Clemens

Best Picks from 50 Years of the MLB Draft

Who are the best draft selections at each spot?
Who is the best player drafted No. 1 overall? Griffey? A-Rod? Chipper? What about the best player selected No. 10 overall? The best at each spot are all here from No. 1 through 40.

With the MLB Draft this week, it’s fun to look back at the some of the best picks over the past 50 years of the draft. Here’s the best selection at each of the first 40 positions in the draft.

 

1 Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle, 1987

Certainly there are numerous No. 1 overall selections worthy of being named the best. But I’ll take Griffey over Chipper Jones, Alex Rodriguez and David Price.

Best of the 2000s: David Price, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 2007

 

Players Who Should Be 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees

Three Isn't Enough
I believe the Hall of Fame should maintain incredibly high standards and only the elite should be included. However, with the loaded ballot, I was surprised there weren’t four players elected to the Hall this year.

Three players were elected to the Hall of Fame today, and I couldn’t disagree with any of the three choices. Certainly, Greg Maddux is a no-brainer. Tom Glavine is not far behind. I wouldn’t have been shocked had Frank Thomas not been elected, but I wholeheartedly agree that he is a Hall of Famer.

But only three?

15 Amazing MLB Stats of the Week

Highlighting the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats in baseball.
The Pirates are over powering the Cardinals, Scherzer can’t finish, but he sure can win, the Rangers are road warriors, the Rays are road weary, the Tigers dominate the Tribe and Craig Kimbrel is good, really good. Explore these facts and more amazing MLB stats from the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.

The Pirates are over powering the Cardinals, Scherzer can’t finish, but he sure can win, the Rangers are road warriors, the Rays are road weary, the Tigers dominate the Tribe and Craig Kimbrel is good, really good. Explore these facts and more amazing MLB stats from the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1.

18    Home runs hit by Pittsburgh off St. Louis pitching this season
In contrast, the Cardinals have taken Pittsburgh pitchers out of the yard just three times in the 16 meetings so far this season.

A before and after steroids look at Barry Bonds' and Roger Clemens' career stats

Do they deserve to be in baseball's Hall of Fame?
<p> Should steroids Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens out of Baseball's Hall of Fame?</p>
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Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, the greatest hitter and pitcher of the “Steroid Era,” headlined a group of 37 players eligible for the Class of 2013 in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. But for the first time since 1996, zero players were immortalized by baseball writers in the museum at Cooperstown, N.Y.

Baseball's Worst Free Agent Signings Ever

Josh Hamilton's $125-million contract got us thinking of baseball's bad deals
<p> With the news that the Los Angeles Angels just signed Josh Hamilton to a five-year contract for a reported $125 million, it begs the question: Five years from now, will this be viewed as one of the worst free agent deals in history?</p>

With the news that the Los Angeles Angels just signed Josh Hamilton to a five-year contract for a reported $125 million, it begs the question: Five years from now, will this be viewed as one of the worst free agent deals in history? If so, Hamilton must “outperform” these big-money free agents from the distant and recent past.

Judge Declares Mistrial in Roger Clemens Perjury Case

The Rocket will get a new jury now that his case has been declared a mistrial.
<p> The Rocket will get a new jury now that his case has been declared a mistrial.</p>
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The federal judge presiding over the Roger Clemens perjury case has declared a mistrial. The trial, which has had problems from the beginning with the jury, will now get a new jury.

The defense objected to the prosecutions use of information that had been declared un-usable by the judge. The content in question was Clemens' testimony from February 8, 2008 where he made numerous mentions of conversations between Andy Pettitte and his wife about the use of PEDs, specifically HGH.

And it seems as though the judge agreed with their objection.

Roger Clemens Steroids Trial: 5 People To Watch

Did Roger Clemens lie about taking steroids? He goes on trial to find out.
<p> Did Roger Clemens lie about taking steroids? He goes on trial to find out.</p>
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Roger Clemens goes on trial today to testify that he did not lie to a congressional committee about taking PEDS, specifically HGH or steroids. His trainer, Brian McNamee told a different story, one of supplying Clemens with steroids for years. And since there's not much else to keep people's interest in sports right now (woman's WOrld Cup, anyone?) it's the dominating story in today's news cycle. Here are a few people to watch as this trial unfolds: