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The Offishial Show Episode 84: Our 2021 Baseball HOF Ballots

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Ely, Ethan and special guest Daniel Álvarez Montes explain who they would vote for on the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.

Gary Sheffield

Ely Sussman and Ethan Budowsky are joined by journalist/broadcaster Daniel Álvarez Montes (El Extrabase, IVC Networks, Swings and Mishes en Español). They weigh in on the Marlins’ offseason activities (4:30) before jumping into a looooong conversation about this year’s candidates for the Baseball Hall of Fame (28:00). Listen for breakdowns of 13 all-time great players, seven of whom appear on each of our ballots: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Todd Helton, Andruw Jones, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling and Gary Sheffield. The episode wraps up with an homage to retiring MLB.com beat reporter Joe Frisaro (1:29:00).

Enjoy Episode 84!

Daniel’s ballot: Bobby Abreu, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Todd Helton, Andruw Jones, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Gary Sheffield, Omar Vizquel, Billy Wagner

Ethan’s ballot: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Todd Helton, Andruw Jones, Jeff Kent, Manny Ramirez, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Gary Sheffield, Billy Wagner

Ely’s ballot: Bobby Abreu, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Todd Helton, Andruw Jones, Manny Ramirez, Scott Rolen, Curt Schilling, Gary Sheffield, Sammy Sosa

For anybody who is passionate about the Hall of Fame voting process, I recommend bookmarking the BBHOF Tracker, managed by Ryan Thibodaux. As of early Thursday morning, Thibodaux estimates that approximately 10.9% of this year’s ballots have been revealed. None of the eligible players are on pace to receive the 75% support needed for induction.

Poll

No player has ever been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Marlin (nobody for whom the Marlins were considered their "primary team"). Who will be the first?

This poll is closed

  • 60%
    Gary Sheffield
    (9 votes)
  • 26%
    Giancarlo Stanton
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Sixto Sánchez
    (0 votes)
  • 13%
    Other
    (2 votes)
15 votes total Vote Now

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