With some big PED-era names facing judgment day next month in the Baseball Hall of Fame voting and with the everlasting cacophony over who belongs in Cooperstown and who doesn't, we decided to take a fresh look at the greats of the game.

Out with conventional wisdom and hidebound opinions; in with a new analysis of which players really are the best of the best.

And so we present the ESPN Hall of 100: the top 100 players of all time.

In the first round of players unveiled, Mike Piazza checks in at No. 78 and Gary Carter appropriately checks in at No. 86. (Tom Glavine, more for his Braves days, is No. 93).