The 2013 Hall of Fame class will have an incredible impact on the way performance enhancing-drugs truly stand in the way of a player’s trip to Cooperstown. With notable names such as Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens on the ballot, voters will need to decide whether they would rather keep PEDs out of the Hall of Fame or look past the issue.
One player that has not been part of the steroid scandal is Craig Biggio. The lifetime Astro reached milestones and retired without being marked as a player using PEDs. There have been recent accusations that Biggio may have used steroids, but there has been no proof whatsoever to the statements. Regardless, Biggio is in an entirely different category from Bonds and Clemens on the PED front, and that could either help or hurt him.
Biggio joining the ballot with players like Bonds and Clemens could either have a positive or negative impact. Ahead are both sides of the coin. You can make your own decisions.