This week the Baseball Writers Association of America members will receive their official Hall of Fame ballot, which will be turned in before December 31st, and the results will be officially announced on January 9th.
While the official ballot has yet to surface, speculation, including the Hall’s own website listing future candidates for the next few years, lead to this:
Returnees from past elections;
Jeff Bagwell, Edgar Martinez, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, Rafael Palmerio, Tim Raines, Lee Smith, Alan Trammell, Larry Walker and Bernie Williams.
Since this is a Met-centric blog and no former Mets are among those listed there won’t be any detailed descriptions, but look for Bagwell, McGwire, Palmerio and Walker to continue staying in neutral in terms of where they finished the year before. Consideration for Mattingly and Williams may creep up slightly more so for perceived cleanliness when it comes to steroid allegations. And haz...