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Jeff Bagwell - HOF?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Dec 15, 2006.


Do you think Jeff Bagwell will be inducted into the Hall of Fame?

  1. Yes

    20 vote(s)
  2. No

    15 vote(s)
  3. Bagwell deserves to get in but won't get the votes

    5 vote(s)
  4. Bagwell doesn't deserve to get in but will get the votes anyway

    6 vote(s)
  1. Will Jeff Bagwell's retirement official - do you think he will get voted into the Hall of Fame?
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    As I said on a previous thread, I think he's borderline, but his being the face of the Astros with Biggio, the MVP, good defense and baserunning, and being the Stros All-time home run leader gets him onto enough ballots eventually.

    First ballot would surprise me.
  3. indiansnetwork

    indiansnetwork Active Member

    My unofficial rule about HOF. Dominate for a few years, have solid all around numbers and be a all-star for a majority of years played. By this qualifications I think Bagwell deserves to be a HOF.
  4. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    A rookie of the year and an MVP go a long way with me.

    Plus a MVP runner-up and a third.

    And nine of his 15 seasons in the Astrodome.

    If he had played his whole career at Minute Maid, he would have had 600 HRs.

    Absolute HOF for me.
  5. KP

    KP Active Member

    It will take a couple shots because some will factor in Enron/Minute Maid, but fail to account for the dome, but he's in.
    If he played in Enron/MM for the first 8-10 years his numbers would be mindnumbing.

    Weren't there a lot of roid whispers around him? The way his body broke down.
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    That was brought up yesterday. I always remember him being pretty squat, but he did always seem to have absolute tree trunks for legs.
  7. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, there have been 'roid whispers about him. And he certainly got bigger and hit more home runs. I personally think that given the era that he played in it's fair to speculate given those facts... but would be unfair to punish him without better proof... And based on his career, I'd say he is borderline, but probably belonging in the HOF.
  8. KP

    KP Active Member

    Exactly, the size of his legs are what I'll remember. And to think, he was supposed to be the guy to replace Wade Boggs.
  9. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Borderline HOF ... probably out.

    Note to idiotsnetwork: Bags was an all-star 4 times in 15 years, not the majority of his years played.
  10. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Hard to believe it was just four, but you are correctamundo.

    He didn't make the all-star teams in either of the years he finished seventh in the MVP voting.
  11. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    No to the Hall.

    And please don't build anyone's case -- pro or con -- on All-Star selections. Not with fan voting and the rule that every team has to be represented.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    I'll put him in my Hall of Pretty Good.
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