Chris Jaffe details his method for predicting Hall of Fame votes and concludes that Roberto Alomar and Bert Blyleven will earn the nod this year. Good; they both deserve it.
I’ll reiterate, though, that if the BBWAA keeps steroids users — and worse, merely suspected steroids users — out of the Hall, then entry to Cooperstown will ultimately be rendered meaningless. Barry Bonds helped his teams win many, many games. He probably used illegal drugs to do so, but no one tried to stop him at the time. Players — Hall of Famers included — found ways to cheat long before the 1990s and will continue to do ad infinitum.