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Hall of Fame inductees announced tomorrow

By all accounts, the Goose should get in.  No question in my mind that it is deserved as I think he was clearly better than Sutter, inducted last year, and is in the ballpark with Rollie Fingers.

He may be the only inductee but I would like to see Raines and Blyleven in as well.  Raines is arguably the second best leadoff man of all time and certainly since 1950.  A very high OBP, a phenomenal stolen base success rate, and even some power should make the case a simple one.  As Blyleven shows however, the writers aren't convinced by numbers so my guess is that both will remain on the outside.

I'd also vote for McGwire but that obviously raises a whole other set of issues beyond performance. My short take is that we will never sort out whose numbers were helped by steroids and how much so I prefer to vote based strictly on accomplishments on the field.  I'd be lying if I didn't say I felt a bit conflicted however.

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