Here's something to chew on this Thanksgiving. And it has nothing to do with turkey or $100 million free agents. It has to do with the Hall of Fame ballot that was released this week. A yearly event that, this holiday season, got lost a bit because of the monster deals the Red Sox handed out to Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.
In the last few days, I've read numerous stories and tweets from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America about their dilemma in voting for only 10 players eligible for enshrinement while there appears to be more than a dozen deserving players. Because the new candidates are overwhelmingly impressive, a few of the stars from decades gone by will likely suffer. Again. The "what have you done for me lately" factor is in full effect. This fact doesn't bode well for one player in particular who deserves enshrinement but is fading from the radar of today's voters.
Matt Yallof is the co-host of The Rundown on MLB Network from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.