The BBWAA stood up for Jake Mintz and called out both Alanna Rizzo and MLB Network for derogatory comments about him.
Apr 15, 2023; Oakland, California, USA; A general view of a baseball on the field before the game between the New York Mets and the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Edwards-USA TODAY Sports
"I will not participate in the final year of voting. I am requesting to be removed from the ballot. I’ll defer to the veterans committee and men whose opinions actually matter and who are in a position to actually judge a player."