Too late. Rivera was voted in unanimously in January of this year.This Jeter debate is hilarious! The only question about Jeter's candidacy is whether or not he'll be the first one in unanimously. I get we're Sox fans and have been prone to highlighting all the ways he had been overrated, but most legends are based on bullshit. The dude is a legend and a generational icon. Thinking he's borderline is absurd.
As far as I can tell, Sosa only tested positive in the same 2003 test that dinged Ortiz and which Manfred has largely disavowed, stating (per Sosa's Wikipedia page), "it was important to make people understand that even if your name was on that list, that it was entirely possible that you were not a positive." Are you aware of additional failed tests that don't show up in a cursory Google search?This is an interesting question. This is another situation where there's the truth and there's the public truth. Let's take Bonds abd Clemens out for a minute, they're a case of their own. Ostensibly, Manny and Sosa should be in the same boat. Both are all about the bat, both were caught multiple times, neither showed remorse.