Well, he won’t get a vote from me … not because I wouldn’t vote for him. But because I don’t have a vote. I’m fairly certain Larry has a Hall of Fame vote, and I know TNT columnist John McGrath has a vote. Perhaps, I can coax either of them to share their ballot.
On ESPN.com today, senior editor David Schoenfield makes a lengthy and convincing case for Edgar to be voted in.
But he isn’t alone, Michael Weddell of the very smart Baseball Analysts also offers up his thoughts and reasons for Edgar to be inducted.
We know of a few people who have voted for him. Lynne Henning of the Detroit News voted for Edgar, as did Phil Hersh of the Chicago Tribune, joining them was Hal McCoy of the Dayton Daily News. Two of Hersh’s colleagues at the Tribune – Mark Gonzales and Fred Mitchell did not vote for Martinez, neither did Jon Heyman.
I’m sure we will hear and read more and more hall of fame ballots in the coming weeks. My gut feeling is that Edgar won’t get in this year. But after reading the couple pieces linked to above, I know I would have voted for him … if I had a vote.