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Old 11-26-2007, 03:59 PM   #1
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Brady Anderson
Harold Baines
Rod Beck
Bert Blyleven
Dave Concepcion
Andre Dawson
Shawon Dunston
Chuck Finley
Travis Fryman
Rich "Goose" Gossage
Tommy John
David Justice
Chuck Knoblauch
Don Mattingly
Mark McGwire
Jack Morris
Dale Murphy
Robb Nen
Dave Parker
Tim Raines
Jim Rice
Jose Rijo
Lee Smith
Todd Stottlemyre
Alan Trammell

The only person I'd vote for is Goose Goosage.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:01 PM   #2
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Lee Smith should get a few votes.

Tommy John, maybe because of the surgery

Dave Concepcion deserves to be in. The guy was the best defensive SS of his generation. Many SS's to this day model their game after his.
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Brady f'ing Anderson?

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I would vote for Andre Dawson, Rich Gossage and would certainly consider putting Mark McGwire into the Hall of Fame, but I know I am probably alone on this.

It's not a very impressive list, though.
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I think McGwire deserves the nod...

As much as people like to hate on the steroid generation ect, ect... McGwire and Sosa saved baseball. Before that season, attendance was dwindling, and interest was almost gone. That was great for the game.

McGwire was a great player for a long time.
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I'm not sure who's eligible for the Veteran's Committee but there definitely could be a shutout this year.
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Screw McGwire. I know he and Sosa "saved baseball" but, how did they do it? With in the rules of the game at that time?
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Screw McGwire. I know he and Sosa "saved baseball" but, how did they do it? With in the rules of the game at that time?
I don't know. I don't watch sports for moral guidance, so I don't worry about it. For me, it is entertainment, and that season was one of the most entertaining things I have ever seen.
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*smells a moral debate coming and runs away*
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Screw McGwire. I know he and Sosa "saved baseball" but, how did they do it? With in the rules of the game at that time?
I have my suspicions about Mark McGwire, but without a positive steroid test, I don't think you can keep him out of the Hall of Fame based on suspicions, alone (I also have my suspicions on guys like Roger Clemens, who will likely be enshrined without questions asked).

They are not outstanding, but McGwire has the numbers to get in. And without a positive test result, I think he deserves to get in.
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*smells a moral debate coming and runs away*
:lol::lol::lol::lol:

No debate necessary. I am only pointing out that McGwire and Sosa provided some of the best "theatre" that any sport has ever produced. Couple that with his numbers, and he is a HOFer in my book.

However, I can understand the arguments the other way.
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This has to be about the most unimpressive list ever.
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I haven't looked at all their numbers, but Dawson, Mattingly and Rice seem like good picks to me.
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I don't see Mattingly ever getting the votes to get in. He was a great player but he was only great for such a finite time. I just do not think he has the overall numbers to support election.
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I don't see Mattingly ever getting the votes to get in. He was a great player but he was only great for such a finite time. I just do not think he has the overall numbers to support election.
Agreed. Then again, the whole "New York royalty" thing might help. But his numbers do not merit a HOF induction.

Tim Raines has some pretty impressive numbers, but not quite good enough.

Bert Blyleven, 287 wins? Pretty impressive.

Dave Concepcion, revolutionized the position. If Ozzie Smith is in, Concepcion deserves it too.

Mark McGwire, certainly has the numbers...but.... you know.

Those 4 should all receive consideration... I'm not sure who (if any) will get in - but of the list, those are my picks.
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