Originally Posted by Tragg
The reason Bagwell isn't in is because of suspicions of exactly that. Biggio should get it 1st or 2nd ballot.
Bagwell got 321 votes last year on his second ballot, and that's 56%. Exit polls
for this year's voting give him 68%, still shy of 75% for now. IMO, the usual BBWA east coast bias is keeping him out more than the juicing speculation at this point, which could also cost Biggio on his first ballot.
The voters obviously aren't boycotting him like some of proven juicers, like McGuire who's gotten no more than 23%. Clemens and Bonds are exit polling under 50% by comparison.