The IBWAA has elected Scott Rolen to the Hall of Fame. He was the only candidate on our ballot to reach the required 75%.
Rolen received just short of 76%. Todd Helton finished with 70%. Andruw Jones and Billy Wagner received 67% and 65%, respectively.
I did not vote for Rolen, whom I do not feel is worthy for induction. Did vote for Wagner, Gary Sheffield (52%) and Francisco Rodriguez (a surprising 21%).
Of course, our vote is mostly symbolic. We’ll see what those other writers have to say when the official Hall of Fame announcement is made on January 24.