It’s ever-so-quiet in the Nation. No Reds news of note. The calm before the storm.

Our buddy Joe Posnanski is celebrating what he calls Hall of Fame Week, since HOF ballots are due at the end of the month. For whatever reason, I am not eligible to vote, but Joe is and he’s gonna fill up his blog with HOF-related items all week. I urge you to check it out, since Poz is the best baseball writer in the world.

I think he’s correct, by the way, that Barry Larkin will likely fall a bit short this year. There are a lot of good candidates on the ballot. I hope I’m wrong.