"Minoso is definitely a worthy Hall candidate. At the very least, it's a bad thing that he should be dropped from consideration, even if it's not necessarily a total final exclusion". - West Side Grounds.
All you can say about Minoso is that is candidacy is still alive "On Paper".
But that's about all you can say about the candidacies of Ron Santo, Jim Kaat, Gil Hodges and Tony Oliva as well as long as the vote remains in the hands of these Living Hall Of Famers who seem determined to close the door on new admissions. They have proven four consecutive times that their attitude is that "Prospective Members Need Not Apply - We're Not Taking Applications".
What makes it worse is that the Hall's Board Of Directors members, like Jane Forbes Clark "get their backs up" to defend the voting electorate, and don't take criticism well. Rather than admit that there might be some need to change the system, they defend the HOF ballplayers, who in my opinion are shirking their duties and not giving candidates due consideration.
Clark stated that the voting procedures weren't reformed in 2007 to make someone more likely to get elected each election year, but she she should consider why no one has been elected in any year, with HOF players doing the voting. They have in fact turned these Veteran Committee elections into worthless farces.
Minoso's best chance of election might come if the cutoff date for the debut of a candidate's major league career is moved up a few years from now from the '42/'43 cutoff point to '49/'50 or later. The committee for earlier players (with the elevation of Joe Gordon to HOF status and the very close near-miss of Allie Reynolds, who fell short by one vote) at least seems willing to elect Somebody!.