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A bunch of guys: Hall of Fame?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Buster Olney writes the best column ever today! :)

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb/blog/_/name/olney_buster/id/8351132/evaluating-hall-fame-candidacies-active-players-mlb

    It's behind the paywall, so I'm not sure what the protocol is for posting highlights?

    Essentially, he breaks players into categories:

    LOCKS
    A-Rod (depending on PED's)
    Jeter
    Rivera
    Chipper
    Thome
    Vizquel
    Pujols
    Cabrera
    Halladay

    PROBABLY
    Rolen

    MAYBE
    Big Papi
    Johan Santana
    Helton
    Beltran!
    Andruw Jones
    Adrian Beltre
    Utley

    GETTING CLOSE
    Konerko
    Sabathia
    Hudson

    PROBABLY NOT, BUT GETTING CLOSER
    Hunter
    Rollins
     
  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    It's seriously becoming the Hall of Really Good.
     
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Buster Olney: Hall of Fame?
     
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    After Dawson and Rice, it's tough to argue with that statement.

    The thing is, I can support a big tent HOF, in principle. But the guys who are in and the guys who are out seem odd to me. Dawson and Rice but now Evans, Allen, or Belle? Odd.
     
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Until that post, I had forgotten that today begins 17 weeks of us fighting again. It's unfortunate. We've been so amicable!
     
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Nah, you'll come around. All will repent and be followers by Week 6.

    As for the HOF, that is just something I can't say I understand the multiyear hand-wringing. However, when Jack Morris is elected in January it's going to be one of the greatest days ever on the Internet.
     
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Let's follow Time's example and put "you" in the Hall of Fame
     
  9. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    Where does Ichiro fit in? I think he is a lock. Cano should be in the "Getting Closer" group.

    Interesting that he left Mauer off the list. His star has dimmed quite a bit in the last couple years.
     
  10. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    I thought the Dawg Pound in Cleveland was up for consideration.
     
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    This isn't new. I'm looking right at you, Ray Schalk.

    Heck, "Really Good" would be an improvement over some of those early Veterans Committee inductees.
     
  12. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    It's been the Hall of Really Good ever since 1939.

    If anyone has the idea that the Hall "used to have standards", they're completely ignoring the entire history of the HOF.
     
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