Hall of Fame Cases

Hall of Fame Case: Jimmy Rollins

Jimmy Rollins makes his debut on the Hall of Fame ballot this year. The long-time Phillies shortstop has a compelling case for induction. Does he belong in Cooperstown?

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Hall of Fame Case: Barry Bonds

Barry Bonds is a polarizing figure when it comes to Hall of Fame discussions. On his final ballot, will the all-time home run leader get into Cooperstown?

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Hall of Fame Case: Todd Helton

For the fourth time, first baseman Todd Helton is on the Hall of Fame ballot. While he is not expected to be inducted this year, the long-time Rockie has made progress towards Cooperstown.

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Hall of Fame Case: Mark Buehrle

If you had to pick a recent pitcher who embodies the term “crafty lefty”, Mark Buehrle would be at the front of the line. Does he get into Cooperstown?

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Hall of Fame Case: Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson is on the ballot for the second time this year. Although he flew under the radar during his career, enough voters felt he deserved another shot. Can Hudson make some gains this year?

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Hall of Fame Case: Andruw Jones

Andruw Jones is on the MLB Hall of Fame ballot for the fifth time after nabbing his most votes last year with 33.9 percent. Will the outfielder continue to get a boost with each year of eligibility? Will he wind up eventually being inducted into Cooperstown?

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Hall of Fame Case: Roger Clemens

Roger Clemens is on the ballot for the 10th and final time this year. His statistics are easily Cooperstown-worthy, but obviously, there are other things to consider. Still needing an extra 13.4 percent of the vote and time running out, can the Rocket finally get in?

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Hall of Fame Case: Curt Schilling

Curt Schilling is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the 10th and final time this year after falling just short last year with 71.1 percent of the vote. It’s time to take a deeper look at his numbers as a player (which is what the voters should do) to see if he has a legitimate case.

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Hall of Fame Case: Jeff Kent

Jeff Kent is on the ballot for the ninth time this year. He managed to get to 32.4 percent last year and would need a huge boost to make the 75 percent needed. Is he Cooperstown worthy?

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Hall of Fame Case: Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez is on the ballot for the sixth time this year. He stayed stagnant on the ballot last year, earning 28.2 percent of the vote, the same percentage he earned on the 2020 ballot. Will he get enough support even through his controversies to get in?

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