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Adrian Beltre: Hall of Famer?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Nearing 400 home runs. Nearing 2,500 hits. May get to 3,000. Couple of Gold Gloves.

    I think he's actually starting to hone in on stone cold lock.

    What say you guys?
  2. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Jonah Keri argued his case earlier this year: http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-triangle/post/_/id/73424/the-often-underappreciated-adrian-beltre.
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

  4. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Three-time all star. Top five in MVP voting just twice in 16 seasons. 376 HRs, 2,425 hits during the greatest offensive period in baseball history. He'll have to avoid any decline and maintain his career average of 151 hits/season for six more years to reach 3,000 hits, so don't count on that milestone getting him in.

    I really like Beltre, but I don't see him as an HOFer.
  6. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Not taking the bai....

  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Hall of Very Good.
  8. joe

    joe Active Member

    Hall of Not Albert Pujols.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Evan Longoria: Hall of Famer?
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Eva Longoria: a 6 or a 6?
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Not yet, but another year or two like the last one could change that.
  12. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    I agree. I see him as an accumulator. Never dominant, but very good for a long period of time. I remember him more for signing big contracts and not meeting expectations, at least earlier in his career. He will have to hit 500 HR and/or 3,000 hits to have a legitimate chance to get in.
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