Thursday, January 9, 2014
It Doesn't Get Any Easier
I've stated my dislike for Hall of Fame rhetoric. So I'll limit myself to this: As Hardball Talk points out, next year's ballot has, for the first time, two pitchers who look like slam dunks (Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson), one seeming no-brainer (John Smoltz), plus several other guys who'll get votes. The worthy candidates who missed this time (Biggio, Piazza, Bagwell, Raines, Schilling, E Martinez, Trammell, Mussina - and I'm not including the hitter and the pitcher who'd blow up the comments section) won't have an easy go next year, either.