Originally Posted by traderumor
I think its a pretty large leap to say that no one got in because of Bonds and Clemens. It is certainly a valid position that, but for the PEDs issue, they may have been the only worthy inductees, all things considered. I limit it to a statement made against those two alone.
My point is that because of Bonds, Clemens (because it's their first year of eligibility), McGwire, Sosa, and Palmeiro, many other deserving players have been tainted by the steroid issue. It was rampant during the era, some used, some didn't and there is no way to tell.
I'll throw it out there, how can anyone know FOR SURE that Ken Griffey, Jr and Barry Larkin never used a steroid, EVER, while playing MLB? There is simply no way to know.