In the early years of Larry Walker’s inclusion on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, a writer who once covered Walker wrote about how much he enjoyed watching Walker’s skills in action, but that he wasn’t a Hall of Famer because he wasn’t serious enough about the game. A few years later, when the writer wanted to talk to Walker, he apologized for what he had written, but the damage had been done.

Walker is on the Hall of Fame ballot for the eighth time this year, having never received more than 22.9 percent support from voters despite a career that is one of the most impressive in the history of the game.

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The Rockies left themselves with room to deal in using only 37 of the spots on their 40-man roster. New additions were outfielders Noel Cuevas and Yonathan Daza, left-hander Sam Howard, catcher Chris Rabago and right-hander Jesus Tinoco.  Leaving three open spots on the 40-man roster gives the Rockies flexibility in case they sign a free agent prior to the Rule V draft of minor-league players at the winter meetings or decide to take a player in the draft.

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