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  • 1B Fred McGriff

    5 17.86%
  • 1B Eric Karros

    0 0%
  • 2B Roberto Alomar

    21 75.00%
  • SS Barry Larkin

    14 50.00%
  • 1B Andres Galarraga

    2 7.14%
  • 3B Robin Ventura

    1 3.57%
  • DH Edgar Martinez

    13 46.43%
  • DH Ellis Burks

    0 0%
  • SP Pat Hentgen

    0 0%
  • SP Kevin Appier

    0 0%
  • SP Shane Reynolds

    0 0%
  • No one here is a Hall of Fame player

    1 3.57%
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    MLB If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    ...and going by only the new class, who do you vote for? And why? Homer-ism is 100% invalid, sorry all 11 Tampa Bay fans in Crimedawg's corner.

    Basically if DK votes for Shane Reynolds, which wouldn't shocking by any means, we ignore it!
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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    Yes, I left off several. And I could have left off a lot still. Dan Wheeler has a better shot at making the Hall than David Segui, Mike Jackson or Todd Zeile.
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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    wheres donnie baseball... then again you did already disqualify homerism, but his numbers are comparable to pucketts, and he was the best defensive 1st baseman in the game for many years.

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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    Alomar, McGriff, Edgar Martinez
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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    Alomar, Edgar Martinez (hes .300, .400, .500 in his career, DH or not hes in), Larkin.
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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    Quote Originally Posted by Hammer View Post
    wheres donnie baseball... then again you did already disqualify homerism, but his numbers are comparable to pucketts, and he was the best defensive 1st baseman in the game for many years.
    It's just the 1st timers.
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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    I voted for McGriff, Alomar, Larkin, and Martinez.

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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    Alomar wins out for me, barely over Larkin. I don't think multiple people are deserving from this specific class. Perhaps many make the proverbial hall of good/very good. There's no clear cut choice or choices, they all have huge defining flaws. No one reached any standout milestones. No 3,000 hits or 500 homeruns.

    I give Alomar the nod, he had more hits, homeruns, steals, walks, Gold Gloves, and seemingly more of an overall impact on the modern age position (in his case 2B, as opposed to Larkin at SS). Both had double digit all-star appearances. Both won rings.

    Larkin had an MVP, but let's consider the 1995 MVP race:

    Runner up was Dante Bichette and his Coors inflated power stats, Mike Piazza and his 112 games, and third place was Greg Maddux. Larry Walker had less than 500 abs. And then there's Tony Gwynn, who finished 9th despite killing Larkin in hits, was his equal for OPS, had 90 rbi despite just 9 homeruns (Larkin had just 66). How Larkin won over Gwynn or Bonds, I don't know, I don't remember what was going on in 1995 MVP race.

    Advantage, Alomar, and it's hardly debatable.
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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    Alomar, Larkin and Martinez


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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    Hard to argue with the stats for Edgar, but I went with Alomar straight up.

    Maybe I'm short changing Edgar and Barry, but I just don't care. I see Alomar as a dominant player at his position for many years, and Larkin was just some guy who won an MVP out of nowhere.

    Maybe it's my inner Reds-hater.

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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    I pretty much agree with everything KOZ said. Even though I love Larkin, as he was the best NL shortstop during his era. Yet Alomar was clearly the more dominant player. He is a clear cut HOF without even a second thought.

    Greatest 2B of all time? Not quite a Rogers Hornsby, but he is definitely in the second tier with the likes of Sandberg.

    I also voted for Edgar Martinez. The dude had me screaming to keep a DH for years. That is both his flaw and legacy though. He is the greatest DH of all time. Yet we all hate seeing a player not have skills on the other side of the game. I have read many managers say that it wasn't Griffey Jr. that their pitchers were afraid of facing. When the game was on the line; it was Martinez.

    It could also be argued that Griffey's best years were definitely in Seattle where he hit in front of Edgar the entire tenure. Did that have anything to do with his greatness?

    I hate that argument because I am downgrading my favorite all-time player. But it is a thought that is justifiably pondered.

    Edgar and Roberto get the nods from me.

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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    Roberto Alomar and Edgar Martinez

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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    If Andy Pettitte has another strong year in 2010, he should be a Hall of Fame candidate.

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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    Edgar Martinez-One of the sweetest pure hitter during his time. Won several batting championships.
    Roberto Alomar-One of the best 2B defensively and also had a really good bat.
    Barry Larkin: Great hitter and team leader at SS for the Reds.

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    Re: If you were a voter for the Hall of Fame..

    What about reverse homerism? I refuse to vote for Alomar on the principle that a) He absolutely DIED the moment he came to the Mets, and b) the accusations of him raping a chick to give her AIDS.

    Larkin, and Martinez for me.

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