No Indians greats in the 2020 FanSided MLB Mock Hall of Fame

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FanSided ran its 2020 MLB Mock Hall of Fame vote and the collective site experts did not vote in any former Indians greats.

MLB Hall of Fame voting is always a hot topic this time of year.

Cleveland Indians fans are currently engaging in debates about Omar Vizquel‘s candidacy, while simultaneously talking about the infamous PED users who put up legendary numbers.

FanSided’s MLB site experts, including both from this site, got together to do a mock Hall of Fame vote for the 2020 class. The votes were cast and only one player earned enough votes to make it in.

https://twitter.com/FanSidedMLB/status/1219258278699360256

That would be Derek Jeter, who nearly missed being a unanimous selection. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Larry Walker all barely missed the necessary 75% of the vote.

Myself and and my co-expert, Chris, were not against PED users like Bonds and Clemens making it in. He was even quoted as such in the full article. But there were enough of those against the former greats to hold them out of this mock vote, mirroring what is taking place in the real vote.

Vizquel only received 26.2% of the vote, though he earned both of ours.

Jeter was a sure first-ballot Hall of Famer the second he retired and it is hard not to vote for him. His true value can be debated, but he finished his career with 3,465 hits, was a 14-time All-Star, and was a part of five World Series champion teams. He did all of this in the nation’s biggest market and was a lasting superstar in an era filled with so much controversy.

Indians fans can say the same about Vizquel, but he can be our folk hero if voters don’t want to get him in the Hall.

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Be sure to check out the full mock ballot results. They may end up mirroring the actual results.