Thursday, January 06, 2011

Some Baseball Hall of Fame voting thoughts from a voter...

There aren't that many top-flight starting pitchers who will be on the Hall of Fame ballot in the next few years. I do think Jack Morris will move to above 60 percent on the ballots next year, and has at least an outside shot at getting in before his eligibility runs out after the next three years.

- How can Barry Larkin get so much more Hall of Fame support than Alan Trammell when Trammell was at least as good a player.

- Bobby Higginson got no votes. Anybody surprised?

- Ah, I still couldn't bring myself to vote for Mark McGwire or Rafael Palmeiro. Not sure I ever will.

6 Comments:

Blogger Core Contrarian said...

Too bad there is that 5% requirement to stay on the ballot. B.J. Surhoff with his 2 votes should have been given an opportunity to build his case over the years like Byleven, Rice etc.

The Hall will be poorer without him for sure.

7:45 AM 
Blogger T-Bone said...

B.J. was a good player, but no where near good enough to even be considered a hall of famer.

7:33 AM 
Blogger ARTKNARF said...

Tram, Sweet Lou, and Jack should all be in. Please don't vote for any steroid cheaters like MM, BB, sammy etc. nothing they did has any meaning because they cheated. Rose should never be in the Hall because of betting, but at least his records all have meaning.

Lions could use another back w/best and, Mark Ingram looks like a great fit, but the D needs a play making top pick. I had to laugh at someone saying Calvin was a bust! A bust? the guy is an all pro and spent most of the season working with backup QB's. No, we need Calvin, I think Matthew Stafford will get over the injuries and be a very good QB.

1:33 AM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Core Contrarian,
Obviously, you are being sarcastic. And what about Higgy?
Caputo

2:59 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

T-Bone,
I think he was kidding.
Caputo

2:59 PM 
Blogger Pat Caputo said...

Artknarf,
I also think they should put a statue of Whitaker and Trammell at Comerica Park. Need something to honor '84 Tigers and that era, too.
Caputo

3:00 PM 

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