Rox Pile’s Hall of Fame Ballot Series: Part Six
By JD Jensen
He may have become a slugger in the postseason, but that doesn’t make up for his lack of consistency during the regular season. In 22 years of play, we saw too much mix of solid seasons and mediocre seasons. The Yankees might just be the most respected organization in all of sports, bringing in dozens of Hall of Famers. Gary Sheffield is not one of those legends.
He was a pretty solid player, but not even close to efficient enough to make the ballot. He constantly had one of the highest pay roles in all of baseball, and didn’t get close to being that dominant. Besides a rookie of the year award, he never really won anything else too special, which is why he won’t be in this season.
Jones was never payed like Rolen, but he will be on the outside of the vote for roughly the same reasoning: efficiency. He was in a fair share of all star games, but just doesn’t quite have the numbers to be considered for the Hall of Fame.