Stark: Five things to watch on this winter’s Hall of Fame ballot

From SABR member Jayson Stark at The Athletic on November 29, 2018:

My​ 2019 Hall​ of Fame ballot arrived the other​ day.​ It’s sitting on​ my desk.​ And it will​ sit​ there​​ for a month, because I’m one of those voters who takes a lot of time on this process.

Every name on that ballot deserves my respect and attention. And I give it to every darned one of them. But the more I look over those names, the more convinced I am that this is going to be one of the most interesting Hall of Fame elections in years.

Too many story lines are swirling to zip through them all – for now at least. But there are a few I find especially compelling. So here come are Five Things to Watch on the 2019 Hall Ballot.

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Originally published: November 29, 2018. Last Updated: November 29, 2018.