It is getting close to that time of year again. Time to roll out Bert Blyleven, blow the dust off Andre Dawson and look at the cast of newcomers to the National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. The first year nominees are Roberto Alomar , Kevin Appier, Andy Ashby, Dave Burba, Ellis Burks, Andres Galarraga, Pat Hentgen, Mike Jackson, Eric Karros, Ray Lankford, Barry Larkin, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Mark McLemore, Shane Reynolds, David Segui, Robin Ventura, Fernando Vina, and Todd Zeile. Obviously 10 or 12 of these guys donÆt belong in the Hall of Fame much more than you do, however, a few of them will get a good look from the voters. Roberto Alomar is one of those guys who are probably going to be on the fence. Alomar had a very good if not great career. Personally, I was never a fan of ...
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