Interesting analysis here. It missed Walker this year (who made it by 1.6%). Bonds and Clemens moved up a bit (from 59% to 61%), but they'll have a better shot next year, when no one notable will be new on the ballot and no one will be on his last ballot. It predicts that Schilling will make it, but that Bonds and Clemens won't in their last 2 years.
Every year at announcement time there’s always a flurry of discussion about guys who should be in but who are not.
because there’s still three weeks before Pitchers/Catchers, I thought it would be pleasant to palaver about the “Almost” guys.
someone has already mentioned Bobby Grich.....ummmmno.
It is difficult to separate “he was great” from “I really liked him a lot.”
In the latter category, I reluctantly place Buddy Bell, who had the third or fourth all time highest 3B dWAR, who played near 20 years, had lots of GGs and All Star games and had -in ‘79, I think-the odd achievement of getting 200 hits without hitting .300( he hit .299)
Not a single vote...sheesh.
I’m not sure he deserves to be in, but I am sure I would’ve voted for him. A couple other guys who should be in in my humble opinion, and who definitely should have gotten votes:
Dave Parker( ‘79 all star game. Look it up)
Julio Franco. He’s in his 50s and probably still playing somewhere and getting hits. An amazing hitter.
who do you think should have at least gotten votes?