Originally Posted by spawn
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.
I have no doubt he won't get elected unanimously. Unfortunately, in today's environment, there's more incentive for a writer to not vote him in to get that heel recognition rather than to do the correct and proper thing the first time.