Peter Gammons, a three-time National Sportswriter of the Year, was a columnist for MLB.com from 2009-12 after almost 22 years with ESPN.
|There is no guidebook to what entails a Hall of Famer or a manual defining its criteria. Most of us vote based on our own vision of what the Hall of Fame is or should be, which, in reality, means we really don't know what the Hall is supposed to be, which is a fascinating part of what goes into each ballot.
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|No one really knows what the 2013 version of the Red Sox will be, but it can't be worse than last season.
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|General manager Alex Anthopoulos was given the wherewithal to restore the franchise to its former glory, and with such deals as the R.A. Dickey trade, he has come through.
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