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#1 c0r

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:57 PM

Who do you think gets in?

 

Here's my ballot:

 

Bonds

Clemens

Schilling

Frank Thomas

Piazza

Maddux

McGwire



#2 Joscott

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:35 AM

It'll be a cold day in hell, or an extremely weak class before Bonds, Clemens and McGwire get in. The media, aka the voters, hate those guys not to mention the drug history.

Maddux, Thomas, Glavine, Biggio and Piazza have the best shot.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:15 AM

Oh I know. Guys I listed aren't my predictions.

 

They're my 'if I had a vote'.

 

My prediction is Maddux, Glavine, Thomas.

 

Biggio maybe - I don't really think he's a HOFer though.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:30 PM

Maddux and Glavine are getting in this time.  Thomas and Biggio are getting in at some point, I hope it is this year.  I am going to say yes for both this time around but would not be surprised if either waits.

 

Shilling will get in at some point, but not for a few years.

 

Bonds should be in but it will not happen anytime soon.  At this point I would say never, but fifteen years is a long time.  Who knows how feelings have chanced by the latter part of the 2020s.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:21 AM

Oh I know. Guys I listed aren't my predictions.

 

They're my 'if I had a vote'.

 

My prediction is Maddux, Glavine, Thomas.

 

Biggio maybe - I don't really think he's a HOFer though.

 

What?  The guy has over 3,000 hits, 400 sbs, 4 gold gloves, 7 all-star appearances, top-10 MVP vote getter 3 times, close to 1200 rbi and almost 300 homers.  He was a 5 tool player and stayed with his team the whole time.  In a era of steroids he did his own thing and was great at it.   He played catcher for like 5 years and then played second base and center field.  11 times he logged 150 games or more in a season.  

 

So I'd say

 

Maddux, Glavine, Biggio, Thomas definitely.

 

I'm not sure about Piazza, he was the best offensive catcher ever but almost the worst defensive and the PED rumors might hurt him a bit, not sure.

 

Bonds will never get in I don't think.  If you let him in, then McGwuire, Sosa, Palmeiro, etc will need to be let in.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 07:27 PM

Maddux, Glavine, and Thomas are the only one's in this year. Very happy my man Thomas made it in first ballot but they drastically need to do something about the voting because there is and will always be a drastic backlog they way these idiots vote.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 10:50 PM

If Pete Rose isn't in because he bet on games he managed, then the roiding bastards who actually changed game outcomes never should get in.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:07 PM

I just saw that Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez are on next year's ballot.  Both should be 1st ballot guys.

 

Biggio should be a lock in year three.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 07:48 AM

Bonds will never get in I don't think. If you let him in, then McGwuire, Sosa, Palmeiro, etc will need to be let in.


Personally I don't see the logic in that statement. Bonds is in a completely different class than those other guys. Not only in terms of numbers and how feared he was as a hitter but in terms of how great a player he was before any of the ped stuff became rumored to happen.

I am by no means a huge baseball fan so my opinion is basically meaningless but if Bonds(and Clemons to a lesser extent) don't make the hall at some point then the whole thing is a joke and should just be done away with.

Now will it happen? Probably not because the baseball writers are a bunch of moralizing idiots who use the hall as their way of getting vengeance on players they personally disliked regardless of the players greatness.

Also Pete Rose should be in the hall but that's a mlb thing not just a writers thing so I won't harp on it.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:05 PM

Personally I don't see the logic in that statement. Bonds is in a completely different class than those other guys. Not only in terms of numbers and how feared he was as a hitter but in terms of how great a player he was before any of the ped stuff became rumored to happen.

I am by no means a huge baseball fan so my opinion is basically meaningless but if Bonds(and Clemons to a lesser extent) don't make the hall at some point then the whole thing is a joke and should just be done away with.

Now will it happen? Probably not because the baseball writers are a bunch of moralizing idiots who use the hall as their way of getting vengeance on players they personally disliked regardless of the players greatness.

Also Pete Rose should be in the hall but that's a mlb thing not just a writers thing so I won't harp on it.

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There is a common denominator with Bonds and them, the PED thing or the suspicion.  The fact Bonds cheated when he didn't even need to makes an even more compelling reason to keep him out lol.

 

If the writers keep Sosa and McGwire out then that voids your theory that they vote against people for vengeance because both those guys and Palmeiro were loved during their careers.  

 

But like you said, Rose should be in so the Hall has been kind of a joke.  From what I've read the Rose thing seems to be a Bud Selig thing so maybe once he's out the ban can be lifted.   




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