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Cooperstown standards subjective, and that’s good

Seeing the names of baseball’s alleged steroids users in the recently released Mitchell Report is one thing. Seeing them on the official 2008 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is quite another.

Bonds won’t make Hall of Fame, but records should stand

Barry Bonds, if convicted, faces up to 30 years in prison (a year or two would be more likely) and the loss of whatever chance he had, after years of alleged steroid use, of enshrinement in the Hall of Fame.

Early Santana trade doesn’t make sense for Twins

Before anybody freaks out over the Twins trading Johan Santana this winter, relax. It’s unlikely to happen, and not just because Santana’s contract has a no-trade clause. Here’s why:
The Twins still have to sell tickets for 2008.