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I hope you read Jayson Stark's piece arguing that baseball actually has more parity than the NFL.
Bill Baer of Crashburn Alley asks Ben Duronio of Capitol Avenue Club and Dave Gershman of Marlins Daily to assess the offseason moves of the Braves and Marlins.
Jason also has a guest column at Baseball Prospectus, an excellent think piece on the wisdom of uncertainty.
The Hall of Fame is on everyone's minds and we could link to a thousand columns out there. Courtesy of Rob Neyer comes a columnist who would have a very unique Hall ballot: Mark McGwire ... and nobody else.
Our Value Over Replacement Grit says it's time to put the "HOF" back in the Hall of Fame!
Bill at The Platoon Advantage runs down the other 42 players -- those eligible for the Hall of Fame this year who didn't even make the cut to get on the ballot.
Troy Patterson has a look at Josh Beckett and the front of the Red Sox rotation.
Alcides Escobar can play shortstop. But will he ever become adequate at the plate?
The Mariners signed Japanese right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma, and it could be a steal.
More Jonah Keri over at Grantland, where he has a look at 10 key players on contenders who could end up starting and becoming important contributors.
Stephanie Liscio reminds us that Cleveland Indians still have the second-longest title drought. But maybe this will be the year.
Finally, it's not all baseball-related, but check out Page 2's Year in Quotes.
I hope you read Jayson Stark's piece arguing that baseball actually has more parity than the NFL. From ESPN Insider, Dave Cameron looks at three one-time All-Stars who are good candidates to bounce back in 2012 and Dan Szymborski looks at the remaining needs for all 30 teams.