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The Baseball Hall of Fame Announces the Nominees and Finalists for Induction

The Baseball Hall of Fame Announces the Nominees and Finalists for Induction

Carlos Beltran Headlines New Baseball Hall of Fame Candidates

The Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Monday the long list of baseball-focused nominees and finalists for induction this spring. The 2013 class of Hall of Fame inductees will be made up of five players, two managers and two executives that will be eligible for induction at the earliest possible date.

The selection process for the 2013 class is now in full swing and is expected to finish this summer. The selection committee consists of the Hall’s president, Jeff Idelson, and its secretary, Ted Lerner.

The committee will narrow the list to a total vote tally of 75 percent or more when the list is submitted to the Hall for review. Those players and executives that receive 75 percent or more total vote count will be named on February 13, 2013.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America will announce the final 15-member list of nominees in early-February.

Carlos is one of the most dynamic of the candidates being discussed. He is one of the few Hall of Fame candidates that could be inducted in the first half of next year, when players are eligible for Cooperstown.

According to The Players’ Tribune, he is the first player since Paul Molitor in 1987 to receive at least 400 strikeouts in his career and is one of only two pitchers in the history of the Hall of Fame to reach 400 or more strikeouts.

Carlos Beltran

The Giants, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, have made a strong push to get Beltran into the Hall of Fame. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the “furious” Giants, in their pursuit to get Beltran into the Hall of Fame, have been involved in a series of meetings with Beltran’s agents and have made the player an offer he could not refuse.

According to The Baseball Project, the Giants have offered Beltran a one-year contract that would bring him to $13 million, a contract that could get him to the hall in 2013.

Carlos is not the only San Francisco player looking to get into the Hall of Fame. Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain are also in the Giants’ mix.

In the New York Post, the Giants have offered Beltran

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