I just listened to a great interview by Casey Stern and Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio. They talked to Jill Painter of the LA Daily News about her ballot. First off, she said she refused to vote for anyone if there was even a hint of suspicion they used PEDs - I think that's stupid, but she's clearly not alone in that sentiment, so it's fine.
The big focus of the interview was that she left guys like Morris, Raines, Walker, Trammell and Smith off her ballot, but voted for Lofton and Shawn Green. Her justification was Green's contribution to the Mets franchise, saying he was a leader and the 'face of the franchise' while he was there (which is BS). Stern basically told her he'd rather she had just said she voted for Green because she liked him, and Bowden was livid - he was yelling and saying the process needs to be changed and he'd rather Vin Scully have a vote than Jill Painter.
I have to agree. If someone thinks Shawn Green is legitimately a Hall of Famer, I'd severely question their judgment, but that's their opinion. However, to vote for Green, especially for the reasons she gave, then NOT vote for Morris, Raines or Walker is ludicrous. Morris wasn't an ace and the leader of his teams? Raines and Walker didn't have better stats? I'm not saying all those guys should be in, but I don't see how you can vote for a guy like Green and try to justify it while you leave these other guys off your ballot.