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Damon played long enough to compile pretty solid numbers — 408 stolen bases and 235 homers in the regular season, along with 10 homers and 13 stolen bases in the postseason (he won two World Series rings). He was pretty damn good for a really long time, but that won’t be enough. It’s entirely possible that, on this crowded ballot, he meets the fate of one of his Yankees teammates, Jorge Posada, and drops off after just one year of eligibility.
Jon Singleton Authentic Jersey Until Jones came along, history wasn’t kind to players who had been chosen No. 1 overall in the MLB Draft. Jones spent his career proving history doesn’t have to repeat itself. He had the numbers to satisfy traditionalists — .303 average, 468 home runs, 1,623 RBIs — and the sabermetric crowd — his 85.0 WAR and 65.8 JAWS are both way, way above the average numbers for Hall of Fame third basemen. He won an MVP, was an All-Star regular and hit .364 in the 1995 postseason, when the Braves won the World Series. He’ll definitely get in on his first ballot.
Spring training games will bring joy for two innings, then everyone will get bored — just like we always do. Spring training produces mixed emotions. Fans are so excited to see live baseball, but we quickly remember that opening day is still a loooong way off. Our mood goes from Baseball is back! to I’m gonna check out Netflix in about 30 minutes. (Update: Yes, this happened. It always happens.)