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Hall of Fame thoughts on Larkin, Trammell, Morris, Smith and more

Thoughts on the Hall of Fame voting: * I voted for shortstop Barry Larkin, who played his entire career with the Cincinnati Reds, but I don't understand why my colleagues in the Baseball Writers' Association of America don't give more support to Alan Trammell, who was the American League's version of Larkin. Their stats are eerily similar, and Trammell actually had more hits and RBIs.

My Hall of Fame ballot for 2012

The Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2012 will be announced Jan. 9. Ron Santo has been selected by the veterans committee to be enshrined in July. Here's my ballot as a voting member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America: Barry Larkin: Easy choice because he was the best shortstop in the National League while playing 19 seasons for the Cincinnati Reds. A 12-time

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