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Is Jeff Kent a Hall of Famer?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mizzougrad96, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    2,461 hits
    377 HR - I believe most ever by a second baseman
    1,518 RBI
    Despised by his teammates and media.

    My initial reaction is yes.

  2. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    My initial reaction is he doesn't pass the "I know it when I see it" test, but I think he gets in eventually.

    And damn. I did not realize he only spent six years with the Giants.
  3. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    Maybe after Alomar gets in. [/crossthread]
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    no way he gets in under my watch. oh, wait, i'm not on watch.

    but still, NO WAY.

    lousy second baseman. to me, a second baseman or shortstop must be good-to-great defensively to start, then have exceptional offensive numbers for a second baseman.

    based on his lack of leather, i'd argue his offensive numbers better be up to the standard i'd hold a corner infielder or outfielder. so again, NO...

    i couldn't care less that he was a redneck dick. i'll leave that for the baseball writers he pissed off during his hall-of-the-very good career.

    gosh, let's try to maintain the standards, people.
  5. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    If he gets in, and I think he is deserving, he better thank Barry Bonds.
  6. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Impossible to say because the election process will be changing.
  7. Gene Parmesan

    Gene Parmesan Member

    Kent wasn't great defensively, by any means, but he's not as bad as you're making him out to be.

    For his career, his net dWAR is -.8, meaning he cost his team about a win defensively during the entirety of his career. Given how long he played, I think we can say he was, probably, average.
  8. Gene Parmesan

    Gene Parmesan Member

    That was per BR. Fangraphs has him as a -18 dWAR guy, which is significantly different. It's hard enough to convince the ignorant to use logic and reason. It'd sure be nice if FG and BR could get on the same damn page.
  9. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Might make his high school hall of fame. Then again, I have pretty damn high standards when it comes to HOF. Jeff Kent was no Ted Williams, or even Joe Morgan.
  10. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Christ, then your hall of fame might have 10 people in it if you're comparing him to Ted Williams.
  11. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I'd vote for him, & I think he should wear a Mets hat.
  12. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    This is pretty much how I see it. Not that my opinion matters for jack shit.
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