Last week, the Baseball Writers Association of America did not elect any of the eligible players into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Many of the players who were up for election this year will forever be associated with the infamous steroid era.
Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, Rafael Palmeiro and Mark McGwire have all been linked to steroid use. Jeff Bagwell and Mike Piazza have never been linked to PED's, but some have questioned whether or not they did cheat because of the numbers they put up in their careers.
Many of the players on this year's ballot didn't have the greatest career stats. But I think there were five players who deserved to be elected this year. These five players were snubbed by the BBWAA. Many baseball fans have advocated for the election of these five men.
I am advocating for their induction as well. The BBWAA likes to play politics when it comes to Hall of Fame elections every year.
Here are some other players who I feel could be elected to the Hall of Fame:
- Edgar Martinez, one of the greatest players to be used as a designated hitter.
- Don Mattingly, one of the best first basemen of all time.
- Julio Franco—his longevity speaks for itself.
- Alan Trammell, one of the best infielders of his generation.
Now, here are the five players who should have been elected for enshrinement into the Hall of Fame...