MLB 30 Clubs in 30 Days

Press Release | February 15th, 2017

As pitchers and catchers report this week, the ninth season of MLB Network’s Spring Training series 30 Clubs in 30 Days returns on Monday with comprehensive analysis and discussion of each club’s roster. From February 20 through March 25, 30 Clubs in 30 Dayswill air as daily installments within MLB Tonight with coverage from camps throughout Arizona and Florida.

Hosts Greg Amsinger, Fran Charles, Robert Flores, Brian Kenny and Lauren Shehadi will join analysts Sean Casey, Mark DeRosa, Al Leiter, Kevin Millar, Dan Plesac, Harold Reynolds and Hall of Famer John Smoltz at each camp to conduct on-field demonstrations and interviews with players, managers and coaches from each club and provide analysis and predictions on the coming season. MLBPipeline.com prospect experts Jonathan Mayo, Jim Callis and Mike Rosenbaum will join 30 Clubs in 30 Days throughout Spring Training to discuss each club’s farm systems. MLB Network will also keep fans updated through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter by posting photos, videos, quotes and information from its Spring Training coverage.

Top 100 Players Right Now, MLB Network’s annual ranking of the best players in the game, begins as a three-day countdown series tonight at 9 p.m. ET with players ranked 100-81, followed by players seeded 80-61 at 10 p.m. ET. Greg Amsinger, Ron Darling and Bill Ripken will reveal the top players in MLB based on player performance over the past several seasons with an emphasis on 2016, and projected 2017 performance. Base-running, defensive value and award finishes are all taken into account when evaluating players, including ones returning from in MLBNetwork.com for the latest ranking.

Content televised during 30 Clubs in 30 Days on MLB Tonight will be made available through video on demand with distributors nationwide, including Bright House Networks/Spectrum, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable/Spectrum and Verizon FIOS, as well as at MLBNetwork.com.

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IBWAA Hall of Fame Vote

IBWAA SELECTS VLADIMIR GUERRERO AND IVAN RODRIGUEZ IN 2017 HALL OF FAME VOTE

Los Angeles – In its eighth annual Hall of Fame election, the IBWAA selected Vladimir Guerrero and Ivan Rodriguez, both with 84.54% of the vote (175 votes). A 75% threshold is required for election.

Mike Mussina came up one vote short, finishing in third place with 74.88%, followed by Trevor Hoffman (73.91%), Barry Bonds (73.43%) and Roger Clemens (71.50%). There are 470 members in the IBWAA; 208 voted in this election.

Jeff Bagwell (2015), Edgar Martinez (2016) and Tim Raines (2015) did not appear on the 2017 IBWAA Hall of Fame ballot because they have already been honored in previous IBWAA elections.

With those exceptions, the IBWAA ballot was identical to the one used by the BBWAA. All voting is done electronically.

Per a group decision in January, 2014, the IBWAA allows members to vote for up to 15 players, instead of the previous 10, beginning with the 2015 election. In the 2017 election, 92 members voted for 10 or more candidates. Seventeen members voted for 15 candidates. The average vote per member was 8.94.

The Votes are In…

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