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MLB HOF voters are absolute morons



  • dawgfantipdawgfantip Posts: 251 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I've said it 100 times. If ozzie smith deserves to be in the hall andruw should be as well. And I love ozzie and believe he should be in the hall.... I just think andruw should be to.

  • TNDawg71TNDawg71 Posts: 2,207 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Andrew will get in the same way Murphy does, veterans committee

  • Bdw3184Bdw3184 Posts: 8,919 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • DamnYankeeDawgDamnYankeeDawg Posts: 1,076 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I believe Andruw will eventually get into the HOF. It will take a few more years, but he'll get there.

    Remember, Andruw's comps are not guys like Ortiz. He is being compared to CFs already in the Hall. This includes guys who played in the golden era like Mays, Mantle and Snider. Going back a little further, you have DiMaggio. If you want to go way back, Ty Cobb.

    If you want to look at guys who played in his era, any discussion of stats begins and ends with Ken Griffey Jr. who was every bit as good in his first 10-12 years in the field as Andruw was. I will go one step further. The other guy you have to look at is Mike Trout who is tracking HOF, the last 2 injury seasons notwithstanding.

    Both Andruw and Jr. played great defense. 10 consecutive gold gloves for each guy.

    The differentiator, if you look at it from the perspective of the HOF voter who did not vote for Andruw, is offensive production. Jr. dominates, by a wide margin, in the offensive stats that count. It's not even close.

    It doesn't make Andruw a bad offensive player by any stretch. He was very good while in Atlanta. Griffey was just that great in the steroid era. And he didn't juice.

    Now, the HOF voters will have to eventually realize that Andruw's numbers are great for his era, just not Griffey great. And that's ok because Griffey was a generational talent in CF.

    Once they do, Andruw will get elected to the Hall.

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