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Tim Lincecum: Hall of Famer?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by 3_Octave_Fart, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    There might be a case to be made, along the way there was also one for, say, Mario Soto.
  2. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    And so you know, Kershaw IS better than Felix at this point. Four straight ERA titles, including 1.77 this year, the lowest in the NL in almost 20 years.
  3. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    I would ask we put aside our rivalries and our petty differences and get to the kernel of this burning question. Thanks in advance.
  4. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Didn't Soto have the greatest disparity between his fastball and change, something like low 90s and lows 70s or upper 60s?
  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    That's Hall of Fame right there!
  6. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Soto had the best change I've ever seen.
  7. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Lincecum is NOT a Hall of Famer in any fashion, but if Felix were hit by a bus tonight, he would be in the conversation. Just a couple of more years. And I'd vote for Geovany Soto before Mario.
  8. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Geovany had maybe 2 good seasons. Mario was very good for a bit longer, definitely not HOF. But also would've been interesting if he came along a few years earlier and not after the end of the Big Red Machine.
  9. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Soto was a little guy, like Timmy. Fell off the map and was done by 31.
    I used him to introduce a point- statistically these two are the same guy.
  10. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    Yes. Didn't remember he was pretty small, listed at 175 on baseball-reference, although there used to be more smaller guys that were overpowering, like Guidry.
  11. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    As a huge Giants fan, um...No.

    As for best change ever? Got to be Pedro's, 78 after his 95 mph gas.
  12. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Soto was also off the ballot after one year after receiving, wait for it... Zero votes.

    Not sure comparing Soto to Timmy is helping his HOF chances.
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