25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #20 Mike Schmidt

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. One of the games most beloved players in the 70s and 80s,  Mike Schmidt was a dominant force all over the diamond. In addition to being known for his power bat, he won … Continue reading 25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #20 Mike Schmidt

25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #21 Ichiro Suzuki

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. The name "Ichiro" should be found in Thesauruses across the world as a synonym for the word "hit," because that's what Ichiro does.  In fact, I wonder if there are some collective groans … Continue reading 25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #21 Ichiro Suzuki

25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #24 – David Ortiz

We continue our countdown of the 25 Best Hitters of the Free Agent Era.  The rest of the posts can be found here. Big Papi's inclusion in this list is difficult for me.  I am a fan of The Pinstripes.  But I'm not an idiot:  Ortiz's career deserves recognition.  I searched my soul hard for … Continue reading 25 Best Hitters of Free Agent Era: #24 – David Ortiz

The Honorable Mentions, Part I

Making my list of the 25 best hitters of the free agent era has been absolutely agonizing. Seriously. I've poured over stats time and time again.  I've said to myself, "Okay... done. Get writing," only to shuffle the order several more times.  I spent more time weighing key stats between two players -- sometimes falling … Continue reading The Honorable Mentions, Part I