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How many of the following active players would you vote into the HOF?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mizzougrad96, Aug 6, 2007.


How many of the following active players would you vote into the HOF?

  1. Derek Jeter

    60 vote(s)
  2. Barry Bonds

    55 vote(s)
  3. Sammy Sosa

    27 vote(s)
  4. Alex Rodriguez

    68 vote(s)
  5. Roger Clemens

    67 vote(s)
  6. Greg Maddux

    69 vote(s)
  7. Tom Glavine

    66 vote(s)
  8. John Smoltz

    57 vote(s)
  9. Mike Mussina

    4 vote(s)
  10. Pedro Martinez

    47 vote(s)
  11. Randy Johnson

    65 vote(s)
  12. Frank Thomas

    47 vote(s)
  13. Craig Biggio

    54 vote(s)
  14. Trevor Hoffman

    53 vote(s)
  15. Mariano Rivera

    62 vote(s)
  16. David Ortiz

    9 vote(s)
  17. Manny Ramirez

    51 vote(s)
  18. David Wells

    0 vote(s)
  19. Andruw Jones

    7 vote(s)
  20. Jeff Kent

    10 vote(s)
  21. Nomar Garciaparra

    3 vote(s)
  22. Ivan Rodriguez

    46 vote(s)
  23. Gary Sheffield

    14 vote(s)
  24. Mike Piazza

    41 vote(s)
  25. Ken Griffey Jr.

    66 vote(s)
  26. Jim Thome

    12 vote(s)
  27. Carlos Delgado

    4 vote(s)
  28. Chipper Jones

    14 vote(s)
  29. Vladimir Guerrero

    36 vote(s)
  30. Jim Edmonds

    1 vote(s)
  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    This is if their careers ended today... I think Jones and Guerrero have 10 years,if not, they're damn close... I don't think Pujols has 10 yet...

    If I'm leaving someone off, please let me know...
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I voted for 21 players, and I don't think it was a generous vote. The players I didn't vote for were Mussina, Sosa, Andruw or Chipper Jones, Delgado, Sheffield, Wells, Edmonds or Garciaparra. Give both Andruw and Chipper a few more years, and my votes might change. The same goes with Delgado and Sheffield -- no matter how big a douche he is.
  3. Jim Tom Pinch

    Jim Tom Pinch Active Member

    No or not yet on:
    Sammy Sosa
    Mike Mussina
    David Ortiz
    David Wells
    Andruw Jones
    Jeff Kent
    Nomar Garciaparra
    Ivan Rodriguez
    Gary Sheffield
    Carlos Delgado
    Chipper Jones
    Vladimir Guerrero
    Jim Edmonds
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    22 of 30

    Andruw with a U
    Chipper *

    * I hope he can put together a solid final 6-8 years, and then I'll decide.
  5. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    My question after 10 voters is: Who didn't vote for A-Rod and Junior? I don't see how those guys aren't first ballot all the way.
  6. statrat

    statrat Member

    Players I voted in:
    A-Rod-most spectacular offensive player of his generation, and not to shabby with the glove either

    Clemens-great pitcher even now

    Smoltz-These three should all go in together

    Randy Johnson- Fading now, but possibly the scariest pitcher of his era

    Biggio-gets in thanks to 3,000 hits

    Rivera-have defined the closer role for this era

    Piazza- best offensive catcher ever despite his weak defense

    Griffey Jr.- Any explanation needed?

    Chipper Jones- Will go down as one of the best 3B ever. .306/.403./.544 with 2000+ hits and 375 homers is plenty enough for me.
  7. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Do you paint Sosa with the same brush as Bonds? I mean, we can suppose, but there's not nearly the anecdotal evidence against him as there is Bonds.

    Sosa's numbers would put him in the Hall. Christ, if Tony Gwynn's first ballot...
  8. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I'm disheartened by the lack of support for Sosa. For those who think he was a roided-out, one-dimensional player, keep in mind he was a 30-30 guy with a cannon for a right arm; the poor man's Barry Bonds (without the plate discipline) or Reggie Jackson (without the postseason success).

    He's also the only guy with three 60-homer seasons. If Bonds is a Hall of Famer (and he is, IMO), then so is Sosa.
  9. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    The sense I get regarding the difference between the two is this: Bonds was a HOFer anyway before his home run numbers jumped whereas Sosa didn't have the numbers before his HR's jumped drastically.
  10. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Well, seriously. Are you honestly going to argue Gwynn had more impact as a hitter than Sosa? The guy used glorified fungo bats and slapped singles. I mean, yes, sure, he was wonderful. But he didn't have more impact as a hitter than Sosa.
  11. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    The hell he's a poor man's Reggie Jackson. Put Sosa and frickin As and Yanks in those days, and see how many world series he could have won.
  12. Derek Jeter - First-ballot
    Barry Bonds - First-ballot
    Sammy Sosa - First-ballot
    Alex Rodriguez - First-ballot
    Roger Clemens - First-ballot
    Greg Maddux - First-ballot
    Tom Glavine - First-ballot
    John Smoltz - Yes, but not first-ballot
    Mike Mussina - No.
    Pedro Martinez - First-ballot
    Randy Johnson - First-ballot
    Frank Thomas - I'm still on the fence, but leaning no.
    Craig Biggio - Will he get in? Yes. Do I think he should? No.
    Trevor Hoffman - He can get in when Lee Smith does. No.
    Mariano Rivera - Yes, but maybe not first-ballot.
    David Ortiz - If his career ended today, no.
    Manny Ramirez - Yep.
    David Wells - Heck no.
    Andruw Jones - Nope.
    Jeff Kent - He he, no.
    Nomar Garciaparra - Uh, big no.
    Ivan Rodriguez - First-ballot
    Gary Sheffield - Nope.
    Mike Piazza - Hmm, that's a tough one. Right now, I guess yes.
    Ken Griffey Jr. - First-ballot
    Jim Thome - No way.
    Carlos Delgado - Even bigger no way.
    Chipper Jones - Nope.
    Vladimir Guerrero - Same boat as a few others. Not if his career ended today. He will be one day, though.
    Jim Edmonds - Nope.


    That's 16 for me.
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