My biggest surprise is that Biggio and Piazza were both linked as clean players and both had more than enough qualifications to get in. It looks like they both will get in next year. Schilling’s postseason record should have gotten him in also.
But when it comes to the steroid users, it’s a tough one. But it looks like with their current voting result, it might not happen for them ever in their lifetime. With guys like Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas and Jeff Kent coming in next year, there will be a bigger logjam. Players like Morris and Raines will also be heavy favorites. Bagwell might even get into it too.
Regardless, for the first time since 1996, nobody is going into the Hall it’s no surprise. A shame, but not the steroid-linked players’ chances probably won’t be any higher.