NEW YORK - JULY 24: Greg Maddux #31 of the Chicago Cubs walks back to the mound after giving up an RBI single to Xavier Nady #22 of the New York Mets on July 24, 2006 at Shea Stadium in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Soon, we will know if there will be any players inducted into the Pro Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and if so, how many.
There are several players up for consideration that have ties to the Texas Rangers, including one who is currently with the club in Greg Maddux, the special assistant to GM Jon Daniels and the brother of Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux. Greg Maddux was a four-time Cy Young winner and is basically a shoo-in to be a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
There are others up for consideration, though.
Kenny Rogers is up for consideration, as is Sammy Sosa, who only spent a short time in Texas over two separate stints. The most interesting case of former Rangers players is Rafael Palmeiro, who probably has the numbers to be a Hall of Fame first baseman but was tarnished for his PED scandal involvement and for lying in front of Congress after Jose Canseco had accused several players of using steroids, including Palmeiro.
The results of the voting will be made public on Jan. 8.