Will Jonathan Papelbon remain the Red Sox's closer for the entire 2011 season? Will Mike Quade be the answer to the Cubs' longtime futility in the postseason? Those are just two of the team-related questions heading into spring training.
It takes 75 percent to be elected, and less than five percent to be removed from the ballot, and Rafael Palmeiro was much closer to five.
Rafael Palmeiro's numbers should make him a definite Hall of Famer, but his chances to enter Cooperstown's doors are obviously a long shot.
The season is at the halfway point and two-thirds of the teams still have a legitimate chance to make the playoffs.
Sammy Sosa's days with the Orioles are just beginning. But unlike with the Cubs, he's no longer the leading man.
Even though it ended on a sour note, Sammy Sosa will be a Hall of Famer as perhaps the greatest Cub ever.
While flashing them has been an intricate part of the game, stealing signs is becoming a lost art in baseball.