After a collection of Redlegs Review writers voiced their opinion on the matter, and cast their vote, RR is prepared to endorse both Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Both men have an outstanding resume and are deserving of the honor.
Here is how the vote turned out:
Redlegs Review Balloting
Mike Piazza (77%)
Craig Biggio (77%)
Roger Clemens (55%)
Barry Bonds (55%)
Tim Raines (55%)
Jeff Bagwell (44%)
Edgar Martinez (33%)
Fred McGriff (33%)
Curt Schilling (33%)
Lee Smith (22%)
Don Mattingly (22%)
Jack Morris (11%)
Steve Finley (11%)
Craig Biggio played for the Houston Astros for 19 seasons. He finished with an on-base percentage of .363 and over 3,000 hits. Biggio earned a lot of respect from Redleg writers who had to watch him battle their favorite team many times in his career.
Mike Piazza split his time most notably with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets. Piazza finished with a .308 batting average, and an on-base percentage of over .370. He clubbed 427 home runs. He was referred to as "one of the greatest offensive catchers of all-time".
2013 is the first time both players are on the ballot. That did not deter many of our voters of casting their votes.
As for suspected PED users, it is going to take some time for them to be endorsed by Redlegs Review. Though Roger Clemons and Barry Bonds are close to getting a nod, it will take some fresh blood of writers to help push them over the top. Many of us have vowed never to vote for a PED user.
It is important to note that these names are endorsements, and not predictions.