The votes are in (or at least postmarked) for the 2018 BBWAA Baseball Hall of Fame balloting, and although more public ballots will trickle in before the January 24 announcement of the results, Ryan Thibodaux’s ballot tracker has tallied more than enough votes for us to draw some conclusions.
With 159 ballots counted, or about 37.5 percent of the expected total, here’s what we have learned.
1. Cooperstown is likely to welcome a four man BBWAA class in 2018.
2. Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens appear to be stalling out.