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Billy Beane: Hall of Famer?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by NDJournalist, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    Figure the convo is worth having. I say yes, without question.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    If he doesn't, Rob Neyer can turn the shrine in his bedroom into a tourist attraction. Maybe a gift shop on the front porch.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    He hasn't won an A.L. pennant, let alone a World Series.

    I understand the sentiment, and I think it's interesting to think about, but I think that Bill James has to get in before you even begin contemplating the executives who drafted off of his approach.

    An interesting question: Assuming status quo, in that neither one ever wins another World Series, can you vote in Theo Epstein but not Beane? Can you induct Bob Dylan but not Woody Guthrie?
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I've got hand it to the kid for thinking outside the box.

    This is much better than the run-of-the-mill player Hall of Fame thread.
  5. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    Beane has had a lot of regular season success but to be considered a serious HoF candidate he needs to win a World Series title. At this point in time Brian Sabean, with his two World Series titles, is a stronger HoF candidate. I'm not a huge Brian Sabean fan but he is quietly racking up a HoF case well ahead of Billy Beane IMO.

  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't Sandy Alderson be ahead of Beane in HOF line since he was the one
    who really created the value concept to building The A's.

    Not saying Beane is not a smart baseball man but he gets a lot of credit for
    things that others did and he benefited. Mulder, Hudson and Zitto certainly
    helped and they were all obtained under traditional scouting.
  7. Gehrig

    Gehrig Active Member

    Alderson was definitely the one that introduced Beane to sabermetrics. When Alderson hired Beane as an advanced scout Alderson had Beane read all of the Bill James Baseball abstracts.

  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Dude had 3 HRs and 29 RBIs TOTAL in 6 years in the Majors. With numbers like that, he better not get in before Mark Lemke.
  9. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    To clarify: I'm not advocating his inclusion as a player. I believe he should go in as a GM.
  10. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    No shit? 'Cause those sound like HOF numbers.
  11. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    Well played, sir
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Alderson is sure burnishing that Hall of Fame resume with the Mets.

    As to the question at hand: Hell. No.
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