With baseball’s hot stove downgraded to lukewarm this offseason, the annual Hall of Fame debates have generated more than the usual fervor. With the results set to be announced Wednesday (noon PST, MLB Network), a few questions and answers:
Are Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens getting into the Hall of Fame this time?
Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero and Jim Thome, based on the tabulations of Ryan Thibodaux, who has compiled the more than half the ballots publicly revealed in advance of Wednesday’s announcement. Trevor Hoffman and Edgar Martinez are on the bubble.
What would be noteworthy if Hoffman and...