There could be a PED guy in this group right here or a group prior which makes leaving Bonds and Clemens out ridiculous. Piazza is probably going to be the first real sketchy one to get in, unless you are unsure of Frank Thomas or Biggio or Pedro ... see.
I'm a big Randy Johnson fan and am really happy for him since he brought me such joy growing up. Every fifth day was a must watch game as a Mariner fan. I actually like all these guys. I have no idea who did what. I assume they all did something back then.
... but most of all fuck the guy who submitted the blank ballot. What's he got to prove?
Great for all these guys to make it in. Next year will be Griffey's year though and I am looking forward to that being that I grew up on The Kid.
I actually don't have an issue with any of those guys going in either. It's nice to see a couple of former Expos make it in, albeit likely going in under different teams. Does anyone ever see Edgar Martinez going in based on his contributions as a DH? I mean, there's an award named after him!
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Griffey is the only surefire lock on next year's ballot, though Trevor Hoffman will get a lot of votes (and will probably go into the Hall sooner or later). So with some of the backlog removed from this year's ballot --- the four inductees and Don Mattingly now being ineligible --- that'll open up some space to get Piazza and at least one of Raines/Bagwell into the 2016 class.
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Originally posted by Guru ZimI would hope Trevor gets in, but since he didn't win the Cy Young in his best season, nothing is a lock.
I agree with you that nothing is a lock, but I think the hall has been slightly kinder to relievers in recent years and him being the most dominant closer outside of Mariano Rivera during a large amount of his career should get him into the hall next year. I say it's Hoffmann & Griffey as shoe-ins next year with Piazza finally gathering enough votes to be inducted as well. Bagwell should be in as well but I think while he will garner more votes, he'll likely still be left out for another year or two.
Good on the Chairman for signing off on this, despite no apparent economic justification for boosting the payroll. But I think baseball's always been his passion, where all the success of the Bulls was second in Reinsdorf's heart.