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Thread: 2018 Hall of Fame Class

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    2018 Hall of Fame Class

    http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2017/11/06/...ballot-is-out/

    Modern Baseball Era Committee has released the 10 names they are considering:

    Steve Garvey
    Tommy John
    Don Mattingly
    Marvin Miller
    Jack Morris
    Dale Murphy
    Dave Parker
    Ted Simmons
    Luis Tiant
    Alan Trammell

    Trammell deserves to be in. Marvin Miller, the long time MLBPA Executive Director, probably should be in. Maybe Tiant? I don't think any of the other guys are really deserving. The fact that Bobby Grich and Lou Whitaker isn't on this list is a travesty. They are far more deserving than Parker, Murphy, Morris, Mattingly or Garvey.
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    i dont think the veterans committee has ever voted someone in?

    I will be up at Cooperstown for this year's induction as my 12U boys will be at a tournament that week. will be my first time visiting the HoF.
    other names i have posted under: none

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slasher9 View Post
    i dont think the veterans committee has ever voted someone in?

    I will be up at Cooperstown for this year's induction as my 12U boys will be at a tournament that week. will be my first time visiting the HoF.
    There have been numerous different committees that have voted players and executives in. Guys like Ron Santo have been voted in posthumously. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veterans_Committee
    Fire Farrell - fucking check mark!
    Trade Pedroia
    Sign JD Martinez to play 1B/DH
    Sign Alex Cora for MGR - check plus!

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    https://www.amazon.com/Cooperstown-C.../dp/1250071216

    I just started reading this last week. The Hall of Fame is basically a shit show.
    Fire Farrell - fucking check mark!
    Trade Pedroia
    Sign JD Martinez to play 1B/DH
    Sign Alex Cora for MGR - check plus!

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    1. Luis Tiant
    2. Tommy John Surgery

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    IMO, the HOF should be reserved or the truly, truly elite. Someone once said that if people have to debate about whether a player should get in or not, then he probably shouldn't get in. Makes sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimmi View Post
    IMO, the HOF should be reserved or the truly, truly elite. Someone once said that if people have to debate about whether a player should get in or not, then he probably shouldn't get in. Makes sense to me.
    Agreed. Once the lowest guy is in, that becomes the new benchmark, and before long, we've got the Hall of the Very Good. You can't set specific targets, because that will affect how guys play the game, putting their stats first.
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    Luis Tiant should be in, I think. His WAR is high enough.

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    Jack Morris is right on the cusp. Baseball reference has him above the average HOFer in grey ink, but below in black ink. He's over by a lot in the Hall of Fame monitor but below in the standards. Also, his memorable moment throwing a 10 inning CG SO in game 7 of the world series
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Star View Post
    Agreed. Once the lowest guy is in, that becomes the new benchmark, and before long, we've got the Hall of the Very Good. You can set specific targets, because that will affect how guys play the game, putting their stats first.
    Like it or not, every Hall of Fame ends up as a Hall of the Very Good. It's more fun to have more inductees and more ceremonies, so the bar does get dropped a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellhorn04 View Post
    Like it or not, every Hall of Fame ends up as a Hall of the Very Good. It's more fun to have more inductees and more ceremonies, so the bar does get dropped a bit.
    Yep. Same with retired numbers for a lot of teams.
    Priorities:
    1. Yankees lose
    2. Red Sox win

    Hate will fuel your rage, drugs will get you high, money buys respect, love will get you by.

    Quote Originally Posted by joeycaps View Post
    So shut up because you have no idea on what you say on anything as evidence of some of your ridiculous posts.

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    For a period of time, Dale Murphy was one of the most dominant players in the game. I'm not sure if I see the argument for letting Jim Rice in but not Dale Murphy.

    If you let Phil Rizzuto in, you probably need to let Trammel in as well. With that said, Rizzuto never should have made the HOF and I'm not sold on Trammel either, not enough offensive output. Take away Trammel's 1987 season and there isn't enough power numbers or high batting averages for me. He was great in 1987 but I may need a few more seasons like that one before letting him in.

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