Boggs, Sandberg may be on deck
The day after the Hall of Fame voting became official, the canidacies of some of the also-rans became clearer.
Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune counters the argument that Blyleven was "never considered one of the game's dominant pitchers" with a host of stats that prove the opposite. Had he the luxury of pitching for better teams, a career record of 310-217 is not far-fetched. Will he go on being punished by the voters for the company he kept?
There was a time that I -- and I'm sure many of you, as well -- thought Sandberg would waltz into the Hall of Fame with no questions asked. The good news for him is that his vote totals are climbing. Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune sees this as a sign that 2005 might be his year for inclusion.
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