You Are a Hall of Fame Voter

In light of the Mitchell report, the BALCO findings and the other various performance inhancing drug (PED) news, I thought it would be an interesting idea to play Hall of Famer voter for a day. Let’s operate under the following guidelines:

– You must make a vote today knowing what you now know.
– You must vote yes or no. A “maybe” or “withholding until more info is available” is not an option.

Let’s also add to this exercize with some statistics:

Roger Clemens:

Career, age 21 – 44:
354 – 184, 3.12 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 4916.7 IP, 4185 H, 1580 BB, 4672 K’s, 8.55K/9.

1984 – 1997 age 21 – 34 (we’ll call this the pre-steroids career based on the Mitchell Report):
213 – 118, 2.97 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 3040.0 IP, 2563 H, 924 BB, 2882 K’s, 8.53K/9.

1998 – 2007 age 35 – 44 (we’ll call this post-steroids):
141 – 66, 3.38 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 1876.7 IP, 1622 H, 656 BB, 1790 K’s, 8.58K/9.

Barry Bonds:

Career age 21 – 42:
.298/.444/.607/1.051, 2935 H, 2227 R, 762 HR, 1996 RBI, 2558 BB, 1539 K, 514 SB

1986 – 1999 age 21 – 34 (we’ll call this the pre-streroids career for Bonds based on BALCO and Game of Shadows):
.288/.413/.559/.972, 2010 H, 1455 R, 445 HR, 1299 RBI, 1430 BB, 1112 K, 460 SB

2000 – 2007 age 35 – 42 (post-steroids career):
.322/.520/.724/.1.244, 925 H, 772 R, 317 HR, 697 RBI, 1128 BB, 427 K, 54 SB

I won’t comment on the numbers above. But I will ask the following: If we are to believe the news, is it fair to say these guys are deserving of the HOF regardless of any possible PED because their numbers were already HOF calibre prior to PED use? Or does the use of PEDs negate any prior accomplishments? Please vote below: