"There are so many people on the ballot this year that are worthy of it," Palmeiro said. "I'd say I got pushed off by a lot of these guys that are coming in now. But if you can only put 10 on, you have to go to the guys that are least likely [to be elected] or the guys that are connected to the PEDs or however you want to look at it. And you have to push those guys aside. I think it hurt me and some of the other guys, too, because the class that came in this year had three legitimate candidates – more than that probably, but three first-ballot Hall of Famers – and it affected the rest of the ballot, the rest of the guys."