Hall of Fame odds: Sosa, Bonds, Clemens long shots

Dec 10, 2012 |
Clemens proved he's still got it at 50 years of age. But his alleged PED use has hurt his Hall odds.
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Clemens proved he's still got it at 50 years of age. But his alleged PED use has hurt his Hall odds.
Photo By - USA TODAY Sports
This year’s class of MLB Hall of Fame eligible players may be the most controversial in baseball history. Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds all made the cut as first timers in the newly released 2012 National Hall of Fame ballot. But oddsmakers believe their chances of being inducted this year will be tainted by their drug allegations.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America will cast votes for up to 10 candidates; any candidate who receives votes on at least 75 percent of the ballots will be honored with induction to the Hall on July 28, 2013. Results of the election will be announced on Jan. 9, 2013.

Here are the latest Hall of Fame odds courtesy of Sports Interaction:

Jack Morris
Yes -1250, No +550

Jeff Bagwell
Yes -120, No -120

Lee Smith
Yes +250, No -400

Tim Raines
Yes +250, No -400

Craig Biggio
Yes +700, No -2000

Barry Bonds
Yes +1000, No -10000

Roger Clemens
Yes +1000, No -10000

Mark McGwire
Yes +1000, No -10000

Rafael Palmeiro
Yes +1000, No -10000

Mike Piazza
Yes +750, No -2000

Curt Schilling
Yes +550, No -1250

Sammy Sosa
Yes +1100, No -10000

David Wells
Yes +850, No -3333
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