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Carlos Delgado officially retires, does he get into the Hall?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mizzougrad96, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member


    My initial reaction is yes.
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Without looking at any of his stats, my reaction is no.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Over Steinbrenner's dead body :)
  4. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Carlos Delgado won't sniff the Hall, and shouldn't
  5. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Had the same initial reaction, then I looked at his numbers. Add to that no titles, 2-time All-Star, never won an MVP. So no.

    But that could change if he's never connected with steroids, which I don't believe he has been.
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    No. Sub-replacement defender, great offense in the worst possible context for great offense.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I looked at the stats and there's no way he's getting in. I was pretty surprised, for some reason I remember him being better.

    I thought he was well over 500 home runs.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I don't know if even Ray Schalk (fewest HRs by a HOFer by a position player) would get in if he played in this era in this voting climate.

    That said, nothing HOF leaps out at me about Delgado.
  9. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    Looked at his stat line and immediately thought willie stargell because they both appeared to be cruising toward 500 home runs and just completely losing their power overnight to injuries. Then saw Willie was his best comp...however, there are a lot of reasons to differentiate these two in mind.

    No hall for Carlos.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Having 1500+ RBI is his only argument to get in.

    It won't be enough.
  11. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    As good as he was and as consistent as he was, this Blue Jays fanboy says no.

    As an aside, I just looked at the 2003 AL MVP voting as I initially thought he should have won that award (I don't anymore). Totally knocked me for a loop that Shannon Stewart finished fourth, ahead of Manny and Ortiz.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Three Red Sox in the top seven and three Blue Jays in the top eight in the 2003 AL voting.
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