So, why would I vote for Alex Rodriguez?
The Baseball Hall of Fame is a museum. It was made to enshrine the greatest players and moment in baseball history. Alex is just that, one of the greatest players in baseball history. Is he a cheater? Yes. is he a liar? Yes. Does he deserve all the hate he gets from former teammates of his, other players and fans? Also, Yes.
We are talking about the Baseball Hall of Fame, not the Good Guy Hall of Fame. If it was, guys like Ty Cobb wouldn't be there. That's why the building in Cooperstown is a museum, not a temple. Should his admitted steroid use be on his plaque? Absolutely. If you want to put an asterisk next to his name, by all means, go for it. But the fact of the matter is: Alex Rodriguez is a Hall of Fame baseball player.
As always, Go Mariners!