Giglio: Mariano Rivera Was The Exception To So Many RulesRivera wasn’t just the best closer in the history of baseball. His ability to defy logic for 18 seasons makes him one of the most unique athletes of all-time.
Goose: If Bonds, Clemens Ever Get Elected, 'I Probably Will Never Go Back To HOF'"What kind of a society and what kind of world are we living in where we reward these guys for cheating? What kind of message does that send? And you know what? If any of these guys ever get in, I probably will never go back to the Hall of Fame."
Voters Pitch A Shutout: No Players Elected To Baseball Hall Of FameSteroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa have been denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
Guilty By Association, Mets Legend Mike Piazza Is Snubbed By Hall Of Fame VotersThe 1993 National League Rookie of the Year was a Met from 1998-2005. He won 10 Silver Slugger Awards and was the All-Star Game MVP in 1996. He also holds the record for most home runs by a catcher with 396.
Keidel: Andy Can Still Be DandyFor a team that trades on tradition, symbolism and success, the Yankees just took a giant leap toward remaining competitive, if not contenders, in 2013 by signing Andy Pettitte.
Mets' Great Piazza Heads 2013 Hall Of Fame CandidatesFormer Mets' great Mike Piazza is among 24 first-time Hall of Fame candidates.
Silverman: Gatekeepers Must Keep Bonds, Clemens, Sosa Out Of HallBaseball writers do the voting and they have become the gatekeepers. Baseball writers must judge the game diligently and expertly.
Former Yankee Bernie Williams Top Newcomer On Hall Of Fame BallotFormer AL batting champions Bernie Williams and Bill Mueller are among 13 newcomers on baseball's 2012 Hall of Fame ballot, joining top holdovers Barry Larkin, Jack Morris, Lee Smith and Jeff Bagwell.