Found January 16, 2013 on BAseball Reality Tour:
It's no secret that Tim Raines was underrated during his playing days. During his time on the Hall of Fame ballot, his case for induction has gained steam, similarly to Bert Blyleven's mostly blog-fueled campaign a few years back.Unfortunately for Tim Raines and his fans, Rock's timing appears less than ideal. The ballot is overcrowded and looks to get more-so as soon as next year, with the additions of Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine, and more. Adding to the logistical problems with the ballot's ten vote max, BBWAA voters may be too consumed with decisions about PED whispers, the character clause, as well as testimony from everyone short of Lance Armstrong and Manti Te'o.Just as a quick example of how Tim Raines has perpetually been underrated, we have a fine example in the 1985 MVP Voting.In 1985, Tim Raines ranked 5th in the National League in the Baseball-Reference version of Wins Above Replacement, 4th in WARP by Baseball Prospectus, and tied ...
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