The BBWAA recently released their ballot for the Hall of Fame class of 2020. The results of the vote are due to be revealed on January 21st, with induction taking place July 26th. After Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina, Edgar Martinez, and Roy Halladay were elected in last year’s voting, the new ballot contains 14 holdovers along with 18 newcomers, which may potentially continue the logjam caused by the current BBWAA rules which limit the number of votes on one ballot to 10 and the ongoing refusal by some writers to vote for players tainted by PEDs, leaving too many qualified candidates fighting for limited spots.
Yesterday, we looked at the returning candidates. Today, it’s time to look at the newcomers and who may be thankful come January.
I’ll be honest, I can see him getting some modest support, but I never considered him a Hall of Fame player during his career.
I’m sure he’ll get some support, but I don’t see it translating into an eventual election.
I wonder what it feels like to be placed on the ballot knowing that you won’t earn even a single vote.
Again, I’m sure he’ll see a little support, but he’s not going to make it.
There aren’t enough home runs in the world to make up for the rest of his game.
Come on, now. This is getting a little ridiculous.
A career to be proud of, but not one that ends with election to the Hall.
The 2000 AL MVP should stick around on the ballot, but the PED stigma will likely keep him on the outside looking in.
The former slugger may get a little support, but not enough to keep him on the ballot for a second go-around.
The only question here is whether he will join his former teammate, Mariano Rivera, in getting 100% of the vote.
Personal feelings aside, he will likely see enough support to hang on the ballot, but not enough to actually make it.
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