Sorry, Kenny. No second chance at the HOF for you - Ezra Shaw
One writer explains his blank HOF ballot, and the Indians extend a couple more NRIs. And, so long Jeanmar Gomez, hello Quincy Latimore.
As you're probably well aware, yesterday's Hall of Fame balloting produced a big goose egg. Here are a couple more takes on the "results":
- A Baseball Hall of Fame voter's blank ballot - ESPN : The Hall of Fame process was hopeless this year thanks to the PED issue, so one voter sent his ballot back blank.
- Hall of Fame voters pitch a shutout and ballot will only get more crowded | Hit and Run - SI.com: Jay Jaffe breaks down the HOF voting.
In Indians-related news:
- Cleveland Indians introduce RHP Trevor Bauer (video) | cleveland.com : Trevor Bauer, a young right-handed pitcher known for his long toss warm-up routine before starts, was traded to the Cleveland Indians from the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of the deal that sent Shin-Soo Choo to the Reds. The Indians introduced him to the media at a news conference at Progressive Field.
- Former Rays, Angels lefty Scott Kazmir among three to sign Minor League deals with Indians | indians.com: News: Cleveland officially announced Tuesday that it has signed starter Scott Kazmir, reliever Jerry Gil and lefty Edward Paredes to Minor League contracts. All three have also been extended invitations to attend big league camp this spring in Goodyear, Ariz.
- Kosuke Fukudome returning to play in Japan | MLB.com: News: After five seasons in the Majors, LGFT outfielder Kosuke Fukudome is reportedly returning home to play for the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league.
- New Clippers manager, three Indians to greet fans | The Columbus Dispatch: The Cleveland Indians will help the Clippers introduce manager Chris Tremie to fans during an event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 18 in the Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 N. High Street. Also attending will be Indians players Carlos Santana, Zach McAllister and Nick Hagadone.
Indians trade Gomez to Bucs for Minor Leaguer | MLB.com: News A week after Cleveland designated Jeanmar Gomez for assignment, the club traded the hurler to the Pirates for Minor League outfielder Quincy Latimore, general manager Chris Antonetti confirmed on Wednesday.
And finally, for those looking to add to their collection:
- Baseball card from 1865 to be auctioned - MLB - SI.com: PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Six-figure bids are expected when an auction house sells a rare 148-year-old baseball card that was discovered at a yard sale in rural Maine, the auction house manager said Wednesday.