Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher

Career saves leader Mariano Rivera and late pitcher

Messagepar laiyongcai92 » Lun 14 Jan 2019, 10:45 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Roy Halladay are among 20 new candidates on the Hall of Fame ballot for the Baseball Writers’ Association of America , joined by 15 holdovers headed by Edgar Martinez.Left-hander Andy Pettitte and infielders Todd Helton, Michael Young and Miguel Tejada also are among the newcomers on the ballot announced Monday.Steroids-tainted stars Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds each appear on the ballot for the seventh time. Clemens rose to 57.3 percent in the 2018 ballot but fell 75 votes short of the 75 percent needed, and Bonds was 79 votes shy at 56.4 percent. Martinez was 20 votes short at 70.4 percent, Mike Mussina at 63.5 percent and Curt Schilling at 51.2 percent.Rivera had 652 regular-season saves and 42 in the postseason during 19 seasons with the New York Yankees that included five World Series titles. He was 8-1 with a 0.70 ERA in 32 postseason series.Halladay won Cy Young Awards with Toronto in 2003 and Philadelphia in 2010 and was 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA in 16 seasons. He pitched a perfect game against Florida in 2010 and a no-hitter that fall versus Cincinnati in the NL Championship Series opener — only the second postseason no-hitter after Dan Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Halladay died piloting a plane in November 2017.Pettitte was 256-153 with a 3.85 ERA in 15 seasons with the Yankees and three with Houston and went 19-11 record with a 3.81 ERA in 44 postseason starts.Helton hit .316 in 15 seasons for Colorado with 369 homers, 1,406 RBIs and 1,401 runs, and Young hit .300 in 14 seasons, all but the last with Texas. Tejada batted .285 with 307 homers and 1 ,302 RBIs in 16 seasons.More than 400 ballots are being sent to eligible voters from the BBWAA, and a player must receive at least 75 percent for election. Ballots are due by Dec. 31 and results will be announced Jan. 22. Voters must have been members of the BBWAA for 10 consecutive years.Trevor Hoffman, Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrer and Jim Thome were elected last year.Players remain on the ballot for up to 10 years, provided they receive at least 5 percent of the vote annually. Martinez and first baseman Fred McGriff (23.2 percent last year) are on the BBWAA ballot for the final time.Additional newcomers on this year’s ballot include infielder Placido Polanco and outfielder Juan Pierre. Holdovers include reliever Billy Wagner, second baseman Jeff Kent, shortstop Omar Vizquel, third baseman Scott Rolen and outfielders Andruw Jones, Manny Ramirez , Gary Sheffield, Sammy Sosa and Larry Walker. The Boston Red Sox utility player, Steve Pearce, was named the most valuable player in the 2018 World Series.In addition to winning the MVP, Pearce also won his first-ever World Series championship. In game five of clinching the championship, Pearce hit two home runs with three runs batted in.Pearce also hit a home run in game four of the World Series and had four RBI's to go along with that. Pearce proved to everyone again that he be a very reliable clutch hitter in any situation.Steve Pearce grew up a @RedSox fan.He is now a World Series MVP for them.Incredible.— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) October 29, 2018Through the 2018 postseason, Pearce had four home runs and eleven RBI's. He also had a .289 batting average with a .658 slugging percentage and a 1.083 OPS. Even though Pearce didn't play every game for the Red Sox, he never wasted an at-bat when he got his chance.advertisingPearce only had 38 plate appearances in 13 games this postseason. But Michael Saunders Jersey , he had eleven hits with four of them being game-changing home runs. Of those 38 at-bats, Pearce also had nine walks while being driven in on one of those of base on balls.The regular season was also a high point for Pearce when he was able to stay healthy. Pearce was only able to play in 76 games this past season because of an oblique injury. But, he did hit eleven home runs and 42 RBI's in those 76 games.Pearce did spend the first half of the season with a team that wasn't the Red Sox. He played 26 games with the Toronto Blue Jays before he was traded to the Red Sox on June 28, 2018.advertising Weyburn ReviewThe upside for Pearce is that he just won the World Series MVP and he is a free agent this winter. He's coming off a two-year deal that paid him $6.25 million. Now, I'm not saying he'll be getting a massive six or seven-year deal.But, he will definitely get a raise in pay and will sign for enough years that he will not have to worry about signing another deal for a decent period of time. Whether that's with the Red Sox or not, only time will tell.Regardless, any team should be interested in Pearce this winter especially because he just proved himself throughout the entire postseason.advertising

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