On Wednesday, a new class was announced for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Even though the inductees: Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas should be the stars, more talk has been around the controversy surrounding the voting. Whether it was Craig Biggio missing out by two votes, the drop in votes for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, or the vote given to Deadspin by ESPN’s Dan Le Batard.
In New York Yankees’ news, Masahiro Tanaka has landed in the United States and is beginning to meet with interested teams, such as the New York Yankees. There is also the latest surrounding Alex Rodriguez and the possibility of him abandoning a possible injunction against MLB should he get a reduced suspension from the arbitrator, Fredric Horowitz.
On this edition of the Yanks Go Yard Radio Show, I was joined by Cubbies’ Crib co-editor Jacob R. Misener to talk about the Hall of Fame results as well as his thoughts on the Tanaka sweepstakes. Misener has been interviewed by FUJI TV in Japan about these ongoing developments.
Here are some of the topics discussed on the show:
- Reflection on Maddux, Glavine, and Thomas
- Biggio just missing out on being selected
- Bonds and Clemens – Will they ever make it to Cooperstown?
- Reform of the BBWAA voting process.
- The Deadspin vote
- Masahiro Tanaka in the USA
- Who is the favorite for his services?
- How would Tanaka change the Cubs’ fans mindset?
- Thoughts on A-Rod and the Yankees monitoring Johan Santana‘s rehab