Results of the Today’s Game Era Ballot (12 votes needed for election): Lee Smith (16 votes, 100%); Harold Baines (12 votes, 75 percent); Lou Piniella (11 votes, 68.8%); Albert Belle, Joe Carter, Will Clark, Orel Hershiser, Davey Johnson, Charlie Manuel and George Steinbrenner < 5
The results of the 10-man veteran ballot for the Hall of Fame that includes Steinbrenner, Piniella and Belle will be announced at 5:15 Las Vegas time. Steinbrenner is an interesting case anyway, but Joe Torre being on the committee is an intriguing side note.
Wade Miley is among the free agents whose best opportunities will probably come after a few of the highest profile guys come off the board. Last season, Miley had a 2.57 ERA in 80 2/3 innings over 16 starts. Just turned 32, has never been on DL w/ an arm injury.