Found January 05, 2012 on
One of the most interesting candidates on this year’s ballot is also the only Grammy nominated artist on the ballot; Bernabe (Figueroa) Williams.He intrigues me for a couple of reasons. First, his all around game was truly outstanding yet he seemed to be overshadowed by teammates in the public eye. He was arguably the best player on those late-90s teams but it was Derek Jeter who gained the lion’s share of the public and media love.The other issue is that as writers are releasing their balloT. Williams seems to be getting a much lower percentage than I anticipated. It appears that he has zero chance of getting in and in fact has a reasonable chance of falling off the ballot in one year.That stuns me. I really thought Williams was going to get 25-30% of the vote and hang around for awhile. I have always been unsure what to make of Bernie but that was my perception. With that in mind I wanted to look at his career.Offense – Offensively Bernie Williams was a quiet assassin. H...
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With the Hall Of Fame election announcement coming on January 9, 2012, it is time to review the ballot, go over the names, and decide who belongs in the Hall Of Fame.
There are twenty seven men on the ballot this year and we will take a look at each one individually prior to official announcements. You can find all of the profiles in the I-70 Baseball Exclusives: Cooperstown Choices...
Well, we have looked at some of the current players making a case and I got in depth on Bernie Williams. Now what you have all been waiting for, my mythical Hall of Fame ballot. The first fourteen alphabetically now, the second thirteen later; Jeff Bagwell – YES – This is an absolute no brainer to me. His career OPS+ is 34th all time and while best known as the great...