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The Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed its newest prospective members Sunday, with t

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The Baseball Hall of Fame welcomed its newest prospective members Sunday, with the Todays Game Committee voting in former MLB commi sioner Bud Selig and longtime Atlanta Braves executive John Schuerholz.None of the other eight candidates on the ballot got more than seven votes, not that anyone Luis Severino Jersey should have expected a stampede of inductions.MORE: Since 2002, whats casually known as the Veterans Committee has met on an irregular basis, never voting on the same era of players in consecutive years. During this time, the committee has enshrined just three players: Joe Gordon in 2009, Ron Santo in 2012and Deacon White in 2013.By contrast, between 1960 and 2001, when the committee met every year, it enshrined 77 players, or nearly two per year on average.The continual, various restrictions on veterans voting for the Hall of Fame over the past 14 years have probably had at least a few good effects. During stretches when the committee was most unfettered in the 1960s and 70s, it put in many of its most notoriously bad selections, from Lloyd Waner to Rube Marquard to High Pockets Kelly, to name a few.Oversight was clearly lacking for the committee in these years. Some reform was almost certainly needed. But the Hall of Fame might have gone too far in the other direction in recent years. So long as the restrictions remain in place, far more deserving candidates might be kept out than unqualified ones let in Cooperstown.Take Dick Allen, the Philadelphia Phillies slugger who came within one vote of enshrinement in the 2015 election. Under the latest setup the Hall of Fame adopted in July, a signing candidates to one of four committees based on era, Allen might only be considered once every five years.MORE: Same goes for Tony Oliva, Minnie Minosoand Gil Hodges, among others, who could be judged to have made their greatest contribution to baseball between 1950 and 1969 and therefore be relegated for consideration to the so-called Golden Days Committee.This committee meets just once every five years, with its first meeting set for the 2021 induction. There will be just 10 candidates on its ballot, with a number of slots reserved for managers, umpiresand executives. If present rules remain, voters will be restricted to voting for a maximum Gary Sanchez Jersey of four candidates.In other words, Allen could face heavy competition if hes eligible in 2021, with his next shot another five years out if he falls short. Theres talk of having him be eligible with a Modern Era Committee, which covers candidates who made their greatest contribution between 1970 and 1987, but this wouldnt make his odds a whole lot better. Frankly, they could get worse.SPAEDER: Instead of meeting once every five years, the Modern Era Committee meets twice, switching off with the Todays Game Committee that met Sunday and covers 1988 to present.Because of the years it covers, the ballot for the Modern Era Committee could be pretty packed next year. Its Aaron Judge Jersey early, but heres one po sible ballot, a suming the Hall keeps it to 10 candidates and continues its trend of only having it be half-filled with players:Allen, a suming hes eligible for these years;Major League Baseball Players A sociation Executive Director Marvin Miller;New York Yankees manager Billy Martin;Pittsburgh Pirates manager Danny Murtaugh;Cincinnati Reds executive Bob Howsam;Kansas City Royals owner Ewing Kauffman;Two-time National League Most Valuable Player Dale Murphy;Longtime Detroit Tigers shortstop Alan Trammell;Tigers workhorse and 1991 World Series heroJack Morris;Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Steve Garvey.Theres no room for many qualified Aroldis Chapman Jersey candidates, particularly ones whose cases are strongest with sabermetrics: Bobby Grich, Dwight Evans, Ted Simmons, Rick Reuschel, and Lou Whitaker, to name five who come quickly to mind. The current setup would also seemingly exclude fan favorites such as Tommy John, Thurman Munsonand Keith Hernandez, among others.Theres just very little breathing room in eras for which lots of veteranscandidates remain to be considered. Of course, that wasnt nece sarily the case with the recent Todays Game Committee ballot, which featured Selig, Schuerholz, Lou Piniella, Davey Johnson, George Steinbrenner, Harold Baines, Albert Belle, Will Clark, Orel Hershiserand Mark McGwire. Arbitrarily drawing the line between certain years creates inequities.The candidates who face the slimmest odds, by the way, under the current veterans voting setup for the Hall of Fame belong to the Early Days Committee, which considers candidates from before 1949 and meets once every 10 years. The best thing the Hall did in setting up this committee was re-open the door for Negro League candidates. But Buck ONeil fans still face a long fight to get him in Cooperstown when the committee meets at the same time as the Golden Days Committee in 2021.MORE: If all of this sounds convoluted, it is. Bottom line, the setup is another way to keep players from being considered every year, for the simple reason that the Hall of Fame appears to want some veterans candidates getting in, but not many.The Hall of Fame can change this. It could resume having its committees vote on all candidates every year. It could expand the ballot beyond 10 candidates and not limit the number of candidates voters can choose. The Hall of Fame could expand the electorate dramatically beyond a 16-member committee.All of these things and more are within the Hall of Fames power. Its a non-profit that isnt beholden to shareholders or Major League Baseball, after all. It can do as it pleases.The reality, though, is that the Hall of Fame seems to want tomaintain the exclusivity of enshrinement as much as po sible.If this creates situations where candidates such Sonny Gray Jersey as Dick Allen are collateral damage while Bud Selig is one of two inductees, the Hall of Fame seems to say,"So be it."

The magic number is the combined number of wins by the first-place team and loss

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The magic number is the combined number of wins by the first-place Adam Lind Jersey team and lo ses by the trailing team that will eliminate the trailing team from winning the division.Here is how the magic numbers for Major League Baseball's division titles look on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 4:MORE: | | AL EastFirst-place team: Blue Don Mattingly Jersey Jays (Clinched)Magic number to eliminate: 2. Yankees (Eliminated)3. Orioles (Eliminated)4. Rays(Eliminated)5. Red Sox(Eliminated)AL CentralFirst-place team: Royals (Clinched)Magic number to eliminate: 2. Twins (Eliminated)3. Indians (Eliminated)4. White Sox (Eliminated)5. Tigers (Eliminated)AL WestFirst-place team: RangersMagic number Brett Gardner Jersey to eliminate: 2. Astros (1)3. Angels (Eliminated)4. Mariners (Eliminated)5. A's (Eliminated)NL EastFirst-place team: Mets Jorge Posada Jersey (Clinched)Magic number to eliminate: 2. Nationals (Eliminated)3. Marlins (Eliminated)4. Braves (Eliminated)5. Phillies (Eliminated)NL CentralFirst-place team: Cardinals (Clinched)Magic number to eliminate: 2. Pirates (Eliminated)3. Cubs (Eliminated)4. Brewers (Eliminated)5. Reds (Eliminated)NL WestFirst Gary Sanchez Jersey -place team: Dodgers (Clinched)Magic number to eliminate: 2. Giants (Eliminated)3. Diamondbacks (Eliminated)4. Padres (Eliminated)5. Rockies (Eliminated)

The Braves and Mets have finalized a trade that sends Atlanta infielders Juan Ur

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The Braves and Mets have finalized a trade that sends Atlanta infielders Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson to New York for minor league pitchers John Gantand Rob Whalen.We've acquired Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe for minor league pitchers John Gant and Rob Whalen. New York Patrick Willis Jersey Mets (@Mets) The Mets also received cash from the Braves to cover part of the approximately $3 million remaining on Uribe and Johnson's contracts this season.MORE: | The teams announced the swap after the Braves' game in St. Louis ended Friday night.Uribe had been scratched fromthe lineup hours earlier Roger Craig Jersey in anticipation of the move. Johnson did not play.The Mets are still without third baseman David Wright (spinal stenosis), so Uribe could be crucial to their succe s in the second half.The 36-year-oldUribehas hit.285/.353/.464 since coming to Atlanta from the Dodgers in May. His addition likely willforce another shuffling of the Mets' infield, with fill-in third baseman Daniel Murphy po sibly heading to second base and current second baseman Wilmer Flores moving back to Kyle Juszczyk Jersey shortstop.Johnson, 33, has also beenproductivefor the Braves this year, hitting.275/.321/.451with nine homers and 34 RBIs in just 182 at-batsthis year. He is a left-handed hitter who will provide versatility in the infield and outfield.Gant is a22-year-old right-hander with a6-5 record anda3.52 ERA in17 games (all starts)between Single-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton. He has pitched99 2/3innings, with a 91:36 K:BB ratio and a1.30 WHIP. Whalen is Steve Young Jersey a 21-year-oldright-hander pitching at St Lucie. He has a4-5 record with a3.36 ERA in 15 games (14 starts). He has pitched83 inningswith a 61:34 K:BB ratio and a1.28 WHIP.To make room on the 25-man roster for Uribe and Johnson, the Mets designated outfielder/first baseman John Mayberry Jr. for a signment and optioned infielder Danny Muno to Triple-A Las Vegas. Mayberry struck out as a pinch hitter Friday night. He finished his Mets tenure with a.164/.227/.318slash line in 119 plate appearances.Wright was moved to the 60-day disabled list to clear a spot for one DeForest Buckner Jersey of the players on the Mets' 40-man roster.Sporting News Media's Tom Gatto contributed to this report, which has been updated.

After the Suns dominated Games 1 and 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals, the

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After the Suns dominated Games 1 and 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals, the Mavericks bounced back with a 103-94 victory in Game 3.Luka Doncic did a Jaquiski Tartt Jersey little bit of everything with a near triple-double of 26 points, 13 rebounds and nine a sists, but it was Jalen Brunson who led the way in scoring. After combining for 22 points in Games 1 and 2, Brunson posted a game-high 28 points in Game 3.Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith also played important roles for the Mavericks in their Game 3 win. Not only Fred Warner Jersey did they knock down four 3-pointers each, but they also helped Dallas limit Chris Paul and Devin Booker to 30 points. The two All-Stars also had more turnovers (12) than a sists (10).Have the Mavericks figured something out, or will the Suns take a commanding 3-1 series lead?Here's everything you need to know going into Game 4.MORE:What channel is Suns vs. Mavericks on?Date: Sunday, May 8TV channel:ESPNLive streaming:| Laken Tomlinson Jersey Watch ESPNGame 4 between the Suns and Mavericks will air on ESPN in the United States.Viewers can stream Game 4 on Watch ESPN or Sling TV.Viewers in the U.S. can stream every NBA Playoff game live on SLING TV. With the SLING Orange Sports Extra package, get $10 off your first month now with acce s to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, TNT and NBATV. NBA Playoff games on ABC are simulcast on ESPN3, which is included with SLING Orange, available for $35 per month including $25 the first month K'Waun Williams Jersey for new subscribers.MORE:What time does Suns vs. Mavericks start?Date:Sunday, May 8Time: 3:30p.m. ET | 12:30 p.m. PTGame 4 of the Suns vs. Mavericks series will tip off shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 8. The game will be played at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.Suns vs. Mavericks schedule, TV channelsHere is Kentavius Street Jersey the complete schedule for the second-round series between the Suns and MavericksBig GrinateGameTime (ET)TV channelMay 2Game 1: Suns 121, Mavericks 114May 4Game 2: Suns 129, Mavericks 109May 6Game 3: Mavericks 103, Suns 94May 8Game 43:30 p.m.ESPNMay 10Game 510 p.m.TNTMay 12Game 6*TBDESPNMay 15Game 7*TBDTBD*if nece sary

The New York Yankees could be looking at Plan B in case they are unable to re-si

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The New York Yankees could be looking at Plan B in case they are unable to re-sign free agent second baseman Tommy Hunter Jersey Robinson Cano. GM Brian Philadelphia Phillies Jersey Cashman has "checked on" free agent second baseman Omar Infante of the Detroit Tigers. Teams are allowed to Jean Segura Jersey start negotiating deals with free agents Tuesday.The Yankees remain the front-runner for Cano, the five-time All-Star who has played his entire nine-year career in New York. The 31-year-old is considered the top free Sean Rodriguez Jersey agent in this year's cla s.Infante, 31, hit .318/.345/.450 with 10 home runs in Jorge Alfaro Jersey 118 games for the Tigers in 2013.