The ballot for the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame vote was absolutely loaded. It featured the all-time home run king, arguably the best right-handed pitcher ever and assorted other legends.
In an announcement that came as a surprise to, well, nobody, none of them got in. Thanks to Steroid Era suspicions, statistical arguments and other such nasty things, this year's Hall of Fame ceremony promises to be a real snoozer.
But things will be better in 2014. Between the holdovers and the noteworthy new additions, the 2014 Hall of Fame ballot is going to be even more star-studded than the 2013 ballot. Somebody is going to get in.
We'll find out in a year's time, but I'm going to hit you with some predictions for the top-10 vote-getters right now.
Note: Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.