Originally Posted by voodoochile
Mariano clearly was the GOAT for his position. He's got tons of post season success under his belt too. He's one of those guys might hurt other people's chances that year because writers will feel compelled to write his name and no one else as a tribute to his greatness.
Still doesn't mean he'll get in unanimously. There will be the writers that think since no one has gone in unanimously, then no one should. How many other players at their positions should have gone in unanimously and didn't? DiMaggio, Ruth, Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, etc. Hell, Nolan Ryan, Christy Matthewson, Walter Johnson... none made it in unanimously. Not saying Rivera doesn't deserve it, but don't assume that because he was the GOAT as a reliever means he'll get in unanimously. Baseball Writers have these stupid rules.