Originally Posted by Brutus
There are over 700 members in the association, but I don't know how many abstained and how many simply didn't cast a ballot.
I don't know if this was a mistake or not, but Mo Egger said on his show today that Fay told him that he turned in a blank ballot.
I think there is a definite chance that some people didn't realize that turning in no ballot and turning in a blank ballot were two very different things; this suspicion came more to light after hearing Nate Silver talk on ESPN's First Take this morning, and bring up the fact that a lot of the members of the BBWA don't even follow baseball closely or primarily write about baseball any longer (WOY, I'm sure you can discuss this further).
...and yet another reason to reevaluate the process.