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I like Jonah and wasn't super happy with the results this year, but there isn't anything in here indicating that the process is flawed
Keith Law is re-tweeting some interesting tweets from fellow baseball writers.
This was his original tweet:
"keithlaw ?@keithlaw 8min
If you're a HOF voter and voted for ten guys, but omitted Biggio due to lack of space, please speak up. It will help push ballot reform."
Two answers/RTs as of now:
"Rob Maaddi ?@RobMaaddi 15min
Craig Biggio missed Hall of Fame by 2 votes. I didn't vote him b/c 10 is max. He was 11 on my ballot. Time for BBWAA to change max rules?"
"Jon Becker ?@JonBecker28 7min
@KeithLaw I voted 10 and took Biggio off at last minute for Walker. Ugh! I would have voted for 14 guys this year."
Over 75% of the voters believe Craig Biggio should be in the Hall of Fame. The standard for election is 75%. But Craig Biggio is not in the Hall of Fame. That's a flaw in the process.
mussina's foundation is actually pretty good. given all factors 20 percent for a first year candidate on a 'loaded' ballot strikes me as a good start
Absolutely. And the best thing Mussina has going for him is the same thing Bert and Jack did - no more attractive starting pitching candidates coming up after him (once Pedro and Randy go in next year). I see Schilling and Mussina* performing similarly to Jack and Bert, but starting from a much better place (his vote total may not show it, though I think that's a result of the crowding, not his true baseline support).
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