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The Hall of Fame Ballot to end all arguments

Dec 3, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT

blyleven

This Hall of Fame ballot, organized by category, perfectly encapsulates my thinking on the eligible players.  Really, I could probably avoid writing the three dozen Hall of Fame posts I plan on doing this winter simply by linking to this thing each time a guy’s name comes up.  I won’t, but I could.

Wezen-Ball does it again.  lar is awesome like that.

  1. BC - Dec 3, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    I’m thinking Blyleven and Alomar get in. Bagwell will be an interesting one to watch.

  2. nps6724 - Dec 3, 2010 at 11:06 AM

    I’d say spot-on.

  3. yankees1996 - Dec 3, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    I tend to agree with Larkin, Alomar and Blyleven.

  4. Mark Armour - Dec 3, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    A pretty good ballot, though I would move Blyleven up to the “I will harm you” section

  5. BC - Dec 3, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    I’m not sure about Larkin. Check this out:
    Player A: .295, 198 HR, 960 RBI, 370 SB, 2340 Hits, 3 Gold Gloves, 1 MVP
    Player B: .299, 130 HR, 781 RBI, 622 SB, 2428 Hits, 4 Gold Gloves
    Player C: .294, 170 HR, 980 RBI, 808 SB, 2605 Hits
    Player A is Larkin. Player B is Kenny Lofton. Player C is Tim Raines. Lofton and Raines aren’t getting in, so I wouldn’t put Larkin in either.

    • Mark Armour - Dec 3, 2010 at 12:52 PM

      Frankly, Lofton has a hell of a case. He’s not on the ballot yet, so we don’t have to fret about it.

    • Kevin S. - Dec 3, 2010 at 1:43 PM

      And Raines is one of the most woefully overlooked candidates. The fact that voters are snubbing him doesn’t mean they should be snubbing another deserving candidate as well.

      • BC - Dec 3, 2010 at 1:58 PM

        Its amazing how close the three guys are. I actually thought Larkin’s BA would be about 15 points higher and that he would have more home runs.

    • mrfloydpink - Dec 3, 2010 at 3:49 PM

      Um, yeah. Larkin was a shortstop.

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