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Jonathan Papelbon

Let’s forget about his fight with Bryce Harper shall we?

While Papelbon’s fiery demeanor did not always win him the admiration of some of his teammates, the longtime closer did earn a lot of fans with his patented four seam fastball.  Papelbon dominated with the Boston Red Sox and was a vital member of the Red Sox World Series Championship team of 2007.  Papelbon may never have led the Majors in Saves in his career but he was a six time All Star who was in the top five in Saves five times and has 368 career Saves; an excellent number.

Baseball Hall of Fame: Ballot Forecast 2021 to 2025

In a tumultuous year that was not normal for anything and everything including baseball, one thing that might be back to normal is voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Granted, the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has 14 returning candidates, with just about every one of them owning cases for induction that range from borderline to compelling.

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