2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Voting
Posted: January 21st, 2017, 1:19 pm
Any thoughts on the recent HOF inductions? I was happy with all three inductees (Tim Raines, Ivan Rodriguez and Jeff Bagwell); I do feel that Raines is a bit of a borderline candidate, but being probably the second-best base-stealer of all time (808 bases with an 85% success rate) along with being a very good lead-off hitter (around 2600 hits, 123 OPS+, .295 batting average with a .385 OBP) was enough for me. Jeff Bagwell probably should have been in years ago - and would have, were it not for some steroid allegations that have no real evidence behind them. Next year we're looking at probable inductions from Trevor Hoffman and Vlad Guerrero (both of whom just missed this year) and the certain first-ballot inductions of Chipper Jones and Jim Thome. There are some big question marks in the next couple of years, though - Andruw Jones, Todd Helton, Omar Vizquel, Johan Santana, Roy Halliday, etc.