Do Dustin Pedroia, Jon Lester and Jacoby Ellsbury have a chance of one day being enshrined in the Hall of Fame?

Before getting to that, let's pose another question: What do Mo Vaughn, Nomar Garciaparra, Don Mattingly and Tony Oliva have in common?

Beyond the obvious — they were major league baseball players — they all seemed at one point in their careers to be destined for Cooperstown. We assumed they'd finish their playing days, serve the mandatory five-year waiting period, then get the Hall call.

Vaughn, after five full seasons in the majors, had an MVP Award and had finished in the top 20 in the voting three other times. He had three 100-RBI seasons and was a two-time All-Star.