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By Eric Umphrey
The Times 

The 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Class has issues (part two)

 

December 9, 2021



This week we will review the cases of the new players added to the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot. The players are Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Mark Teixeira, Jimmy Rollins, Carl Crawford, Jake Peavy, Justin Morneau, Prince Fielder, Joe Nathan, Tim Lincecum, Jonathan Papelbon, A.J. Pierzynski, and Ryan Howard.

Alex Rodriguez was a fourteen-time all-star, won the MVP award three times, has 3,115 hits, and ranks fourth on the career list for home runs and runs batted in. Does that look like a Hall of Famer? Absolutely. Does he have any chance of getting elected this year? No. Rodriguez admitted in...



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