This year’s class is sure has created quite a difficult task for those writers who have been gifted with the ability to cast a ballot. It is an unenviable task, asking these writers to not only pass judgment on the merits of the player as a whole, but also play judge and jury in regards to sorting the cheaters from non-cheaters. If the vote cast by the writers reflect even a semblance of the difficulty experienced by my fellow writers at FanSided during our vote, then it is sure to spark some controversy.
The difficulties in justifying the worthiness of Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mike Piazza, Roger Clemens, etc aside, there is another matter at hand that is a little closer to home. The Toronto Blue Jays have seven former players appearing on the Hall of Fame ballot. Some, like the aforementioned Clemens, have a case made for and against them. Others like Fred McGriff and Jack Morris, do not have a clear cut Hall of Fame resume yet spark a certain amount of debate over whether they should be enshrined. Still others, like David Wells, Royce Clayton, Shawn Green, and Woody Williams are appearing on the ballot, yet will likely only be admitted to the Hall of Fame as paying customers.
So, on the eve of the Hall of Fame Induction announcement, I put to you the readers, the task of voting on which former Blue Jays may get the call tomorrow. You can choose as many selections as you see fit, so do not be shy.