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Is Trevor Hoffman a Hall of Fame Player?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Jan 11, 2011.


Is revor Hoffman a Hall of Fame Player?

  1. Yes - absolutely will get in

    33 vote(s)
  2. Yes - but won't get necessary support

    6 vote(s)
  3. No

    8 vote(s)
  4. Mini Ditka

    2 vote(s)
  5. Other

    2 vote(s)
  1. Trevor Hoffman retired today. Is he a Hall of Fame player?

    He is the all-time leader in saves with 601 and had a career ERA of 2.87 with an ERA+ of 141

    What say you?
  2. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    No, but Daniel Nava is.
  3. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Explain please how ERA+ works.
  4. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    It's a way of comparing a pitcher's effectiveness relative to the rest of the league, taking the pitcher's ballpark into account.

  5. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I think Hoffman gets in, but it might take him a couple years, and it might be after Rivera. To me, he's a step above save accumulators like Lee Smith and Jeff Reardon, and the only guy in Rivera's class the past decade (two decades?).
  6. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    ERA divided by (League average ERA for that time period with an adjustment for park factor) times 100.

    141 means his ERA was 41% better than an average pitcher would have been in the same leagues and ballparks for his career.
  7. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member


    YGBFKM Guest

    You are going to kick some humanoid ass on Jeopardy!
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    No smiley face on that? I'm hurt :(
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    My head hurts.
  11. secretariat

    secretariat Active Member

    My explanation was more user-friendly.
  12. Den1983

    Den1983 Active Member

    Yeah, he's in. It's a matter of when, not if.
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