Here is Ryan Thibodaux’s public ballot tracker. Jeff Bagwell and ex-Yankee Tim Raines appear to be locks for induction this year. Vlad Guerrero, Trevor Hoffman, and Ivan Rodriguez are right on the bubble. Jorge Posada is in danger of falling off the ballot. As a reminder, it takes 75% for induction and 5% to remain on the ballot another year. Posada, Raines, Rodriguez, Mike Mussina, Gary Sheffield, Roger Clemens, and Lee Smith are the former Yankees on this year’s Hall of Fame ballot.
Use this open thread to talk about the Hall of Fame announcement or anything else that’s on your mind. Just not religion or politics, please. This isn’t the place for that. The Knicks are the only local sports team in action, and there’s some college hoops on the schedule too. Enjoy.