This article is part of our Rounding Third series.
Now that the NFL regular season is over, I have more time to write for baseball. I'll still be doing the NFL Value Meter throughout the playoffs, but the eliminating of more than half the players makes that process a lot easier.
I'm going to approach my column differently this season — writing shorter pieces, more frequently. Sometimes I'll try to do a deeper dive on a particular topic, but other times this will have a feel of a "news-and-notes" column. I don't write often enough, and all too often ideas end up on the cutting-room floor because it takes me too long to finish. I figure if it write shorter articles, more often, it will address both of those issues.
Here are a few topics that have caught my eye over the Hot Stove season in the last week.
It's Hall of Fame ballot season, where many writers reveal their respective ballots in their articles, via Twitter, or at least through Ryan Thibodaux (@NotMrTibbs on Twitter), who then tweets out their ballots. Every year I tell myself I'm not going to get worked up about a ballot I disagree with, and might even smugly tweet out that I'm not going to do so. And then every year I break that rule. I care about the MLB Hall of Fame — it's the only sport that I really care about the voting results, an odd Terrell Owens spurn aside from time to time. I know more about the