On the eve of the Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony, The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann bring on Sports Illustrated writer Jay Jaffe to discuss the future of Hall of Fame debates (06:00), how the Hall would be different if Jay could pick the plaques (12:00), several overlooked inductees and candidates (19:30), Adrián Beltré and the BBWAA's bias against third basemen (27:30), how the Hall should handle relievers (44:00), and Jay's new book, The Cooperstown Casebook (48:00).
Hall of Fame Weekend and 'The Cooperstown Casebook'
On the eve of the Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony, Ben Lindbergh and Michael Baumann bring on Jay Jaffe of 'Sports Illustrated' to discuss the future of Hall of Fame debates and his new book
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