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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Mock Hall of Fame Ballot 2016

IMPORTANT: Please read:

This election should follow BBWAA rules, not Hall of Merit rules. However, we hope to see only players that each voter feels belong on their ballots. Leaving 1st-year candidates off your ballot is also frowned upon. IOW, we would like to see an absence of some of the silliness that permeates Hall of Fame voting by the writers.

The election will end Wednesday on December 23, 2015 (1 PM EST). Results will be posted a short time later.

Please don’t post any vote tallies on this thread.

Here are some of the rules by the BBWAA that pertain to our electorate:

3. Eligible Candidates — Candidates to be eligible must meet the following requirements:

A. A baseball player must have been active as a player in the Major Leagues at some time during a period beginning twenty (20) years before and ending five (5) years prior to election.
B. Player must have played in each of ten (10) Major League championship seasons, some part of which must have been within the period described in 3 (A).
C. Player shall have ceased to be an active player in the Major Leagues at least five (5) calendar years preceding the election but may be otherwise connected with baseball.
D. In case of the death of an active player or a player who has been retired for less than five (5) full years, a candidate who is otherwise eligible shall be eligible in the next regular election held at least six (6) months after the date of death or after the end of the five (5) year period, whichever occurs first.
E. Any player on Baseball’s ineligible list shall not be an eligible candidate.

4. Method of Election

A. BBWAA Screening Committee — A Screening Committee consisting of baseball writers will be appointed by the BBWAA. This Screening Committee shall consist of six members, with two members to be elected at each Annual Meeting for a three-year term. The duty of the Screening Committee shall be to prepare a ballot listing in alphabetical order eligible candidates who (1) received a vote on a minimum of five percent (5%) of the ballots cast in the preceding election or (2) are eligible for the first time and are nominated by any two of the six members of the BBWAA Screening Committee.
B. Electors may vote for as few as zero (0) and as many as ten (10) eligible candidates deemed worthy of election. Write-in votes are not permitted.
C. Any candidate receiving votes on seventy-five percent (75%) of the ballots cast shall be elected to membership in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

5. Voting — Voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played.

Voting an alphabetical ballot will make it easier to tally votes

Here are the players, in alphabetical order:

Garret Anderson
Brad Ausmus
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Luis Castillo
Roger Clemens
David Eckstein
Jim Edmonds
Nomar Garciaparra
Troy Glaus
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mark Grudzielanek
Mike Hampton
Trevor Hoffman
Jason Kendall
Jeff Kent
Mike Lowell
Edgar Martinez
Fred McGriff
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Gary Sheffield
Lee Smith
Sammy Sosa
Mike Sweeney
Alan Trammell
Billy Wagner
Larry Walker
Randy Winn

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   1. DL from MN Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:05 PM (#5116335)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Tim Raines
Larry Walker

No room for: Jim Edmonds, Jeff Kent, Edgar Martinez, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Gary Sheffield
   2. BDC Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:13 PM (#5116344)
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
McGwire
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Sosa
Trammell
   3. Rally Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:16 PM (#5116347)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Jim Edmonds
Ken Griffey Jr
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Tim Raines

   4. reech Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:20 PM (#5116351)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Fred McGriff
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling

   5. DanG Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:21 PM (#5116354)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Larry Walker
   6. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:26 PM (#5116359)
This election should follow BBWAA rules, not Hall of Merit rules. However, we hope to see only players that each voter feels belong on their ballots. Leaving 1st-year candidates off your ballot is also frowned upon. IOW, we would like to see an absence of some of the silliness that permeates Hall of Fame voting by the writers.

This just breeds its own brand of silliness, wherein a bunch of people engage in "strategic" voting, as though their leaving Greg Maddux off the ballot in service of keeping Jeff Kent above five percent has any impact on whether Kent appears on the following year's ballot.
   7. EO1828 Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:26 PM (#5116360)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Larry Walker
   8. Random Transaction Generator Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:27 PM (#5116361)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Alan Trammell

No room for: Edmonds, Hoffman, Kent, McGriff, Schilling, Sheffield, Sosa, Walker
   9. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:32 PM (#5116368)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Curt Schilling
Sammy Sosa
   10. Guts Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:34 PM (#5116370)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell

Last two cuts were Edmonds and Walker, who were extremely difficult cuts.
   11. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:36 PM (#5116374)
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
McGwire
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Trammell
   12. Ivo Shandor Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:38 PM (#5116380)
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Edmonds
Griffey
Martinez
McGwire
Piazza
Sheffield
Walker

   13. Rusty Priske Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:44 PM (#5116390)
For the first time in a while, the number of players I WANT to vote for actually fits on a ballot.

Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Mike Mussina
Curt Schilling
Jeff Bagwell
Larry Walker
Alan Trammell
Ken Griffey Jr.
Tim Raines
Edgar Martinez
   14. jmurph Posted: December 17, 2015 at 03:56 PM (#5116404)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell

   15. Ron J Posted: December 17, 2015 at 04:25 PM (#5116432)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammel
Larry Walker

And Rusty I get that you can see 10 better than Mike Piazza (or that not voting for Piazza could be a strategic choice for omission) but I'm see at least 11 guys I want to vote for and a number of others who are to my mind fully qualified by the HOF's existing standards.
   16. Rob_Wood Posted: December 17, 2015 at 04:30 PM (#5116437)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Jeff Kent
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Curt Schilling
Gary Sheffield
   17. Booey Posted: December 17, 2015 at 04:42 PM (#5116443)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Sammy Sosa

For sure if I had room: Kent, Edgar, Sheffield, Trammell, Walker

Maybe (opinion changes regularly): Edmonds, McGriff
   18. The Yankee Clapper Posted: December 17, 2015 at 05:04 PM (#5116451)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Alan Trammell

More had there been room on the ballot.
   19. Man o' Schwar Posted: December 17, 2015 at 05:40 PM (#5116472)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Jim Edmonds
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Sammy Sosa
Alan Trammell

Some tough cuts there. I could easily have gone to about 14.
   20. alilisd Posted: December 17, 2015 at 05:44 PM (#5116474)
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Trammell
Walker
   21. TDF, trained monkey Posted: December 17, 2015 at 06:03 PM (#5116479)
In no particular order:
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
McGwire
Mussina
Piazza
Schilling
Trammell
Walker
***********
In order, if I had room:
Sheffield
Raines
McGriff
   22. Baldrick Posted: December 17, 2015 at 06:04 PM (#5116481)
Mine is identical to several that have already been posted (yay consensus!)

Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Trammell
Walker

I'd also happily induct Edgar and McGwire, and would very likely vote for Sosa, Edmonds, and Sheffield. I'm still on the fence about Kent and McGriff.
   23. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: December 17, 2015 at 06:45 PM (#5116499)

Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Gary Sheffield
Sammy Sosa

   24. ajnrules Posted: December 17, 2015 at 07:00 PM (#5116509)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell

With apologies to Mark McGwire, Fred McGriff, Larry Walker, Billy Wagner
   25. theorioleway Posted: December 17, 2015 at 08:03 PM (#5116526)
Listed alphabetically:
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Edmonds
Griffey Jr.
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Trammell

Players I would vote for if there was space on ballot (again listed alphabetically): Martinez, McGwire, Sheffield, Sosa, Walker
   26. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: December 17, 2015 at 08:10 PM (#5116531)
Jeff Bagwell
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker



Would also vote for if given more than 10 votes: Sammy Sosa

Maybe: Jim Edmonds; Trevor Hoffman; Fred McGriff; Billy Wagner
   27. Baldrick Posted: December 17, 2015 at 08:23 PM (#5116536)
Surprised to see a fair number of ballots with Edmonds but no Walker. What's the argument there? Isn't Walker just the better version of Edmonds?
   28. John Mazzeo Posted: December 17, 2015 at 08:29 PM (#5116539)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker
   29. Fridas Boss Posted: December 17, 2015 at 08:32 PM (#5116541)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
   30. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: December 17, 2015 at 08:36 PM (#5116543)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker

   31. bachslunch Posted: December 17, 2015 at 08:47 PM (#5116545)
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
Martinez
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Trammell
Walker

Given enough room, would have liked to include Schilling, McGwire, Sheffield, Sosa, Edmonds, McGriff, Kent, Hoffman, Wagner, Smith.
   32. Yardape Posted: December 17, 2015 at 08:51 PM (#5116548)
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Mike Piazza
Jim Edmonds
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Mike Mussina
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Jeff Bagwell
Tim Raines

Would have liked to include Larry Walker as well.
   33. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: December 17, 2015 at 08:57 PM (#5116551)
There's a little variation there from all of us. Between Edgar, Walker, Schilling, Moose, McGwire and with a sprinkling of Edmonds most of the ballots contain the same 5/6 names and diverge from that point.
   34. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: December 17, 2015 at 09:04 PM (#5116556)
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
Martinez
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Trammell
   35. Chris Fluit Posted: December 17, 2015 at 09:25 PM (#5116564)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker
   36. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: December 17, 2015 at 11:12 PM (#5116587)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell

Last cuts: Martinez, Sosa, Walker
   37. Tiboreau Posted: December 18, 2015 at 02:23 AM (#5116624)
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Piazza
Curt Schilling
Mike Mussina
Jeff Bagwell
Larry Walker
Alan Trammell
Tim Raines
Edgar Martinez
Barry Bonds
   38. CraigK Posted: December 18, 2015 at 03:59 AM (#5116626)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Jim Edmonds
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Larry Walker

No room for: Gary Sheffield, Trevor Hoffman, Sammy Sosa, Jeff Kent, Billy Wagner, Alan Trammell
   39. BrianBrianson Posted: December 18, 2015 at 06:21 AM (#5116629)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Jim Edmonds
Fred McGriff
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Sammy Sosa
Larry Walker

Calisse-moi, c'est dur. Yes, it's a Mock Hall of Fame ballot (per the title), not a list of the ten best players. With 17 dudes I wanted to vote for, something had to give. If you don't like it, the giftshop sells maps to short piers.
   40. Fancy Crazy Town Banana Pants Handle Posted: December 18, 2015 at 06:25 AM (#5116630)
Jeff Bagwell
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
   41. Mellow Mouse, Benevolent Space Tyrant Posted: December 18, 2015 at 07:53 AM (#5116641)
Like a couple of others here ...

Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Trammell
Walker
   42. pikepredator Posted: December 18, 2015 at 09:15 AM (#5116658)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mark McGwire
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker
   43. John M. Perkins Posted: December 18, 2015 at 10:01 AM (#5116699)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mike Mussina
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker

No room: Jim Edmonds, Jeff Kent, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire, Mike Piazza, Gary Sheffield, Sammy Sosa

   44. DL from MN Posted: December 18, 2015 at 10:46 AM (#5116737)
I am tallying ballots but I can always use a second set of eyes
   45. Srul Itza Posted: December 18, 2015 at 11:34 AM (#5116779)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker
   46. dlf Posted: December 18, 2015 at 11:45 AM (#5116792)
I have 16 fully qualified on my ballot, so I weigh how close they are to 5/75, how long they've been on the ballot, and personal whim to get:

Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
McGwire
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Sosa
Trammell

Edmonds, Martinez, McGriff, Schilling, Sheffield, Walker are qualified but I lack slots.
   47. JoeC Posted: December 18, 2015 at 12:33 PM (#5116845)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker
   48. JAHV Posted: December 18, 2015 at 01:14 PM (#5116871)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Jim Edmonds
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell

Yes, the Edmonds but not Walker vote is strange, but I think Edmonds is more likely to fall off the ballot, so it's a bit of strategy. I think they're really, really close anyway.
   49. Rob_Wood Posted: December 18, 2015 at 01:36 PM (#5116888)
DL, I'd be happy to be a second vote tallier.
   50. Delorians Posted: December 18, 2015 at 02:11 PM (#5116909)
My 10 picks:
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
McGriff
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Trammell

9 above (other than McGriff) were obvious choices for me. McGriff, McGwire, Martinez, Sheffield, Walker were all real close.
   51. HGM Posted: December 18, 2015 at 02:32 PM (#5116924)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell

Would also vote for: Larry Walker, Jeff Kent, Sammy Sosa, Gary Sheffield, Edgar Martinez, Jim Edmonds
   52. DL from MN Posted: December 18, 2015 at 03:28 PM (#5116956)
Job is yours Rob. I'll post the results if you'll doublecheck them when they come out.
   53. DL from MN Posted: December 18, 2015 at 03:36 PM (#5116960)
FYI - based on the referendum results BBTF has already recommended the following be inducted:

Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Edgar Martinez
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Sammy Sosa
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker
   54. EricC Posted: December 18, 2015 at 03:50 PM (#5116965)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez

Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
   55. Kiko Sakata Posted: December 18, 2015 at 04:10 PM (#5116975)
Limiting myself to 10 because of the stupid cap:

Bagwell
Edmonds
Griffey
Kent
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Trammell
Walker

With no ballot limit I'd add:

Bonds
Clemens
Sheffield

and think long and hard about

Martinez
McGwire
Sosa
   56. Rennie's Tenet Posted: December 18, 2015 at 04:12 PM (#5116978)
I'm Big Hall, use tactical voting, and like a good peak and infielders who really can hit and snag Mia Hamm:

Bagwell
Edmonds
Garciaparra
Griffey
McGriff
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Trammell
Walker

If there were only a handful of qualified candidates, I'd throw Jason Kendall a "Rookie, you were good" vote.
   57. mex4173 Posted: December 18, 2015 at 04:29 PM (#5116988)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker
   58. dr. scott Posted: December 18, 2015 at 05:05 PM (#5117008)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker

Went back and forth between either Martinez or Walker for the 10th slot. There are others I might add if I had more room, but the top 11 were mostly no doubters for me.
   59. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: December 18, 2015 at 05:07 PM (#5117011)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker

No room for Edmonds, McGwire, Mussina, or Sosa.
Hoffman, Kent, and Sheffield are borderlines.
   60. Captain Supporter Posted: December 18, 2015 at 05:40 PM (#5117035)
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Curt Schilling
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Alan Trammell

I'd deal with the steroid guys when all the clean players are in the Hall. of course, Piazza was probably one of them, but consistency is the hobgoblin....
   61. Booey Posted: December 18, 2015 at 05:55 PM (#5117046)
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Curt Schilling
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Alan Trammell

I'd deal with the steroid guys when all the clean players are in the Hall. of course, Piazza was probably one of them, but consistency is the hobgoblin....

What's the evidence against Bagwell?

Edit: Not trying to start a steroid argument. Honestly just wondering what makes Piazza different than Bagwell.
   62. cardsfanboy Posted: December 18, 2015 at 06:43 PM (#5117073)
(In some basic order or deservedness)

1. Bonds
2. Clemens
3. Griffey
4. Piazza
5. Schilling
6. Bagwell
7. Mussina
8. McGwire
9. Trammell
10. Raines

Deserved a vote but not enough spots 11. Walker 12. Sosa
Deserve more discussion but not over my line yet 13. Edgar 14. Sheffield 15. McGriff 16. Edmonds 17. Kent 18. Hoffman 19. Wagner 20. Lee Smith.

Yes this is a really deep pool of quality players, that accentuates the silly decision by the HOF to not expand the ballots.
   63. alilisd Posted: December 18, 2015 at 07:09 PM (#5117085)
Tom Verducci said Bagwell took Creatine and worked out with a bodybuilder. Nuf said!
   64. LargeBill Posted: December 18, 2015 at 10:44 PM (#5117125)
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
Martinez
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Trammell
Walker

Given enough room, would have liked to include Schilling, McGwire, Sheffield, Sosa, Edmonds, McGriff, Kent, Hoffman, Wagner, Smith.
   65. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: December 19, 2015 at 12:01 PM (#5117253)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Jim Edmonds
Ken Griffey Jr
Edgar Martinez
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines Sr
Curt Schilling

If ballots weren't limited, I'd also include Mark McGwire, Gary Sheffield, Sammy Sosa, Alan Trammell, and Larry Walker
   66. cardsfanboy Posted: December 19, 2015 at 02:06 PM (#5117318)
I am fine with my ballot, just want to edit my comments to include Nomar in the category of "deserves more discussion"
   67. Howie Menckel Posted: December 19, 2015 at 03:03 PM (#5117344)

If a voter has 10 or fewer players he believes should be elected, that's his ballot.

If he has more than 10 - that's where it gets interesting.

Jeff Bagwell
Jim Edmonds
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Fred McGriff
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
   68. DL from MN Posted: December 21, 2015 at 10:25 AM (#5117833)
What's the evidence against Bagwell?


Nevermind that, what's the evidence against Raines?
   69. DL from MN Posted: December 21, 2015 at 10:30 AM (#5117838)
57 ballots so far
   70. CheersUnusualPlays Posted: December 21, 2015 at 10:36 AM (#5117841)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Alan Trammell




   71. Ithaca2323 Posted: December 21, 2015 at 11:15 AM (#5117872)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr
Edgar Martinez
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Tim Raines

Walker squeezed off at 11.
   72. kwarren Posted: December 21, 2015 at 01:18 PM (#5117962)
Complete with JAWS values !!

Jeff Bagwell 63.9
Barry Bonds 117.6
Roger Clemens 103.3
Ken Griffey Jr. 68.8
Edgar Martinez 56.0
Mike Mussina 63.8
Tim Raines 55.6
Curt Schilling 64.5
Alam Trammell 57.5
Larry Walker 58.6

And then we have......

Mark McGwire 51.9
Jim Edmonds 51.4
Mike Piazza 51.2
Sammy Sosa 51.0
Gary Sheffield 49.1
Jeff Kent 45.4
Fred McGriff 44.1
Nomar Garciaparra 43.6
Jason Kendall 35.9
Troy Glaus 35.3
Mike Hampton 27.3
Lee Smith 25.4
Mike Lowell 24.1
Billy Wagner 24.0
Trevor Hoffman 24.0
Mark Grudzielanek 23.4
   73. JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: December 21, 2015 at 11:41 PM (#5118322)
This thing is getting ridiculous - elect some of these guys already BBWAA.

I would vote yes for 16 of these guys.

Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Gary Sheffield
Alan Trammell

I guess I'll drop these guys. If it was a real ballot with BBWAA consequences, I'd probably vote for Edmonds and Kendall with the idea that they need 5% to stay, and I'd drop Bonds and Clemens because they aren't going in anyway, but also won't drop off. So if that's what you are going for here, feel free to make that change.

Larry Walker
Jim Edmonds
Jason Kendall
Edgar Martinez
Sammy Sosa
Mark McGwire
   74. crawjo Posted: December 22, 2015 at 12:07 AM (#5118327)
Ken Griffey Jr.
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Jeff Bagwell
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Mike Mussina
Curt Schilling
Edgar Martinez
Gary Sheffield
   75. Meatwad Posted: December 22, 2015 at 12:22 AM (#5118330)
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
Martinez
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Sosa
Trammell

There are several other people I would like to vote for but not enough room and I am sure there is no logic to it either.
   76. Bleed the Freak Posted: December 22, 2015 at 08:45 AM (#5118371)
Loaded ballot, top 10:
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Jim Edmonds
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell

Others worthy:
Edgar Martinez
Mark McGwire
Gary Sheffield
Sammy Sosa
Larry Walker

Close but not cigar:
Jason Kendall
Jeff Kent

Would also take McGriff, Garciaparra, and maybe Wagner ahead of BBWAA darling Trevor Hoffman.
   77. Bourbon Samurai, what price fettucine? Posted: December 22, 2015 at 09:01 AM (#5118379)

Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Sammy Sosa
   78. DL from MN Posted: December 22, 2015 at 11:53 AM (#5118518)
One day left to get your ballot counted
   79. Mark Donelson Posted: December 22, 2015 at 12:43 PM (#5118567)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Mark McGwire
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
   80. Michael J. Binkley's anxiety closet Posted: December 22, 2015 at 01:09 PM (#5118590)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Edgar Martinez
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker

Would also vote, if I could, for Edgar Martinez, Mark McGwire, Jim Edmonds, Gary Sheffield, Sammy Sosa.
   81. dan b Posted: December 22, 2015 at 08:35 PM (#5118947)
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
McGwire
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Trammell

If I could add one more, it would be Sheffield
   82. Roger McDowell spit on me! Posted: December 22, 2015 at 09:57 PM (#5118974)
Jeff Bagwell
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Mussina
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
Larry Walker

There were 20 players under consideration...
   83. Michael J. Binkley's anxiety closet Posted: December 22, 2015 at 10:28 PM (#5118984)
Please delete my vote from post #80. I accidentally voted for Martinez when I meant Mussina, especially since I mentioned Martinez in my other votes. The following is my actual vote:

Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Trammell
Walker
   84. bobm Posted: December 23, 2015 at 02:24 AM (#5119049)
Barry Bonds
Roger Clemens
Ken Griffey Jr.
Mike Piazza
Tim Raines
Curt Schilling
Alan Trammell
   85. Where have you gone Brady Anderson? Posted: December 23, 2015 at 05:24 AM (#5119053)
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
Martinez
McGwire
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Trammell
   86. Rusty Priske Posted: December 23, 2015 at 10:13 AM (#5119146)
Is #84 the first <10 ballot?
   87. Rob_Wood Posted: December 23, 2015 at 10:19 AM (#5119151)
So far there have been 5 ballots with fewer than 10 players named.
   88. McCoy Posted: December 23, 2015 at 10:31 AM (#5119161)
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey Jr
Piazza
Sosa
   89. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: December 23, 2015 at 10:48 AM (#5119172)
Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
McGwire
Mussina
Piazza
Raines
Schilling
Trammell
   90. craigamazing Posted: December 23, 2015 at 11:02 AM (#5119183)
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
Bagwell
Piazza
Mussina
Schilling
Raines
Trammell
Martinez

Larry Walker is also a yes. Torn on McGwire and Sheffield. Sosa, Kent and Edmonds the only other faint possibilities--almost certainly nos, but haven't shut the book completely.
   91. Mike Webber Posted: December 23, 2015 at 01:50 PM (#5119330)
If I'm not too late


Bagwell
Bonds
Clemens
Griffey
McGwire
Mussina
Piazza
Schilling
Raines
Trammell
   92. DL from MN Posted: December 23, 2015 at 02:12 PM (#5119340)
Balloting is closed - I count 72 ballots
   93. cardsfanboy Posted: December 23, 2015 at 02:31 PM (#5119360)
Weird, I can comment on here, but can't comment on the result thread.

edit: nevermind, I can now. before it would force me to log in, then take me to the front page, and when I click on the results page it would force me to log in again, but clicking from here works, so I'm guessing whatever issue was there, is gone now.
   94. DL from MN Posted: December 23, 2015 at 03:19 PM (#5119420)
Clear your cookies if that happens again.
   95. Rob_Wood Posted: December 23, 2015 at 04:38 PM (#5119482)
DL, are you counting Mike Webber? If so, I count 75 ballots.
   96. Rob_Wood Posted: December 23, 2015 at 05:02 PM (#5119497)
DL,

This is what I get (counting Mike Webber's ballot): [note at the moment I cannot post in the Results thread]

Total Ballots Cast 75 75% threshold> 56.25
Sorted Full Name Sorted Votes

Ken Griffey Jr. 74
Jeff Bagwell 72
Mike Piazza 72
Barry Bonds 69
Roger Clemens 69
Tim Raines 68
Mike Mussina 65
Curt Schilling 61
Alan Trammell 60
Larry Walker 31
Edgar Martinez 29
Mark McGwire 27
Jim Edmonds 13
Sammy Sosa 10
Fred McGriff 5
Gary Sheffield 5
Jeff Kent 2
Nomar Garciaparra 1
Garret Anderson 0
Brad Ausmus 0
Luis Castillo 0
David Eckstein 0
Troy Glaus 0
Mark Grudzielanek 0
Mike Hampton 0
Trevor Hoffman 0
Jason Kendall 0
Mike Lowell 0
Lee Smith 0
Mike Sweeney 0
Billy Wagner 0
Randy Winn 0

Total ballots cast: 75

avg names per ballot 9.7733333333

voters with 10 names 69
voters with <10 names 6

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