Let me start with the players returning on the ballot.
Roger Clemens (35% last year)
Jeff Kent (15%)
Edgar Martinez (25%)
Fred McGriff (12%)
Tim Raines (46%)
Larry Walker (10%)
No need to rehash the arguments on which of these should be in and out. Take at look at last year's post for yourself.
Cliff Floyd - Burst on the scene in Montreal, garnering some ROY attention. Played there for a bit over three years. Good player, not good enough for the Hall. Read my lengthier explanation in my Red Sox post. NO
Randy Johnson - Mainly remembered as a Mariner who went to Arizona and helped them win a World Series and then was one of many mercenaries that the Yankees acquired. Few recall he started his career in Montreal, playing a year and a half there while getting all of three wins. But his career took off shortly after being traded to Seattle. He won five Cy Youngs, and was in the top three an additional 4 times. Ended with 4875 strikeouts and a record 10.6 K/9 for his career. Also won 300 games. I'm not a big fan of the traditional baseball stats (wins, strikeouts, awards) and much prefer the more sabermetric ones, but when the numbers are that eye popping there is no need to look any further. He's a no doubter. YES
Pedro Martinez - I already covered him in my Red Sox post. Read that if you need convincing that he should be in. But he's listed here because he spent four seasons in Montreal pitching for the Expos, before getting traded to Boston for Tony Armas Jr. (who was the player-to-be-named-later) and Carl Effin' Pavano. HAHAHAHA. Maybe Dan Duquette should get a spot in Cooperstown for that one. YES
My next post will wrap up the series covering all the other players who I will vote and finalizing my ballot down to 10.
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