If high-profile celebrity endorsements can help sway the electorate, Edgar Martinez might have gained some traction this winter in his case for a spot in Cooperstown.
The numbers all but shout that Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Jeff Bagwell ought to be in the Hall of Fame. But the whispers tell a different story.
Kenny Lofton is among the familiar faces who have drifted from the scene without saying goodbye, but would play again if given the opportunity.
With the Jeff Bagwell-Craig Biggio era coming to an end, there's a sense of finality in Houston, writes Jerry Crasnick.