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The 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Old 12-27-18, 11:42 AM
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Re: The 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Took a look at the tracker today with a little over 1/4 of the vote in and Martinez has now picked up 10 votes and only need twenty more last year so he should be a lock. Mussina is looking better as well picking up 11 votes thus far but he need 49 more last year so it will be close with him. So at the very least Rivera, Halladay and Martinez get elected this year with Mussina having a decent shot. Schilling/Bonds/Clemens are looking okay but they always have the largest pre-result to actual drop off. Walker picking up steam as well for a year 10 election next year.
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Old 12-27-18, 01:57 PM
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Re: The 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Net gained/lost votes through 113 ballots (~27.4% of the vote):

Walker +20
McGriff +18
Mussina +11
Vizquel +11
Edgar +10
Rolen +8
Schilling +7
Wagner +6
Kent +3
Sheffield +3
Andruw +1
BB/RC +1
Manny -1
Sosa -1
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Old 12-28-18, 06:32 PM
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Re: The 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

About 30% of the ballot revealed so far. Edgar has 11 of the 20 votes he needed to pick up to get in, so things are looking good for him. Mariano still unanimous. Halladay looks like a lock as well.

Mussina looks to be right on the edge, last year the publicly revealed vote was 6.5% better for him than the actual, and he is at 82.1%. If that same gap is true this year, he'll be right around 75%.

Bonds and Clemens look like they're doing better in this voting, both sitting at around 74%, but they've each only gained 1 vote from last year's voters. I suspect the "early reporters" swing their direction, and as more votes come in their totals will drop to the 55-60% where they were last year.

Larry Walker has picked up 23 votes so far, more than anyone, and looks like he will land somewhere in 60s. He might be next year's Edgar in his final year.
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Old 12-29-18, 09:30 PM
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Re: The 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot

Mariano is going to only miss being unanimous by one or two votes, if that. The one voter that had sent in a blank ballot the past decade did not send a vote in this year. I suspect he didn't want to be known as the guy that blocked Mariano's chance at history.
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Old 12-31-18, 03:18 PM
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Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens

Can anyone give me a reasonable argument why these guys should not have the EXACT same vote totals? Each year they've been close, but not exactly the same, and I can't understand what principled argument there is to vote for one and not the other.
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