I was at that point too, until I heard that he trash talked D2R to his face in a Gamestop. That adds +25 WAR. Also him keeping ketchup packets in his socks for a corn dog after the game (but pretends its a serious injury) gives him +5 WAR. Do we know if he was a PED guy? If he isn't a juicer he might be the best non-juicer on the whole ballot.I despise Schilling and I don't think I could check his box, fairly or unfairly.
Obviously, we’ll never know 100% for sure if he PEDing but there was never even a whisper about it during his playing days.I was at that point too, until I heard that he trash talked D2R to his face in a Gamestop. That adds +25 WAR. Also him keeping ketchup packets in his socks for a corn dog after the game (but pretends its a serious injury) gives him +5 WAR. Do we know if he was a PED guy? If he isn't a juicer he might be the best non-juicer on the whole ballot.
Yeah, its real hard to know for sure... when a guy like Dee Gordon gets popped, anyone could be on it!Obviously, we’ll never know 100% for sure if he PEDing but there was never even a whisper about it during his playing days.
And his body type was more doughy than ripped…
I don't like comparing two players in that scenario. If player A makes the hof then player B must also be a Hof. I get comparisons will happen and it makes for great discussion but that's not how I look at it.
It is interesting what you find when you dig into stats like that. It certainly paints him as a HOFer when you put it that way. Of course, I am of the mindset that we have been a little too stringent in the voting. I am saying a little bit elitist, not talking about flat out opening the gates to anyone. There are probably a good 20-25 or more players who had long, successful careers, who put up great numbers, but don't seem to have that wow factor. Would the HOF be worse off with 20-25 more guys who had what amounts to great careers by comparison to 98% of the rest of the field of all-time players? I say no, but "that guy" that has to compare every potential HOF candidate to Hank Aaron for eligibility does!Gonna put this put there:
Here is the list of all players in baseball history with 200 homers, 2,000 hits and 450 stolen bases: Barry Bonds, Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan, Paul Molitor, Roberto Alomar and Jimmy Rollins.
That makes me put Rollins ahead of Howard, as far as Phillies go, for HOF consideration. FWIW
Alright, here's mine. Debating who did drugs is much more fun than debating who is a better player.Known Users:
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