Monday, January 5, 2015

If I Had A Hall of Fame Ballot 2015 1/5/15

Hey baseball fans!

Hall of Fame voting is tomorrow! I'm so psyched to see who's going to get in, who's going to barely miss the cut, and who surprisingly won't make it. In honor of Hall of Fame voting season, here are the players who I think should get into the Hall in 2015 in their first year of eligibility:

Player One: Randy Johnson
Why? Besides, his 300+ career wins, the Big Unit won five Cy Young Awards (four of them consecutive), went to ten All Star Games, and is second all time in career strikeouts, only behind Nolan Ryan.

Player Two: John Smoltz
Why? Smoltzie has more wins that Don Drysdale and went to eight All Star Games. In addition, besides 213 wins, he has a whopping 154 saves. But for me, in Smoltz's case, you have to look at his postseason numbers: 15 wins compared to just four losses with an ERA of 2.67. His winning percentage and earned run average during October are both much better than the playoff winning percentages and ERAs of his Hall of Fame teammates, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine.

Player Three: Pedro Martinez
Why? He only won 219 games, but with a 2.93 career ERA and 3,000+ career strikeouts, he definitely deserves to be in Cooperstown. The three-time recipient of the Cy Young Award and eight-time All Star consistently led the league in WHIP (walks+hits per inning) and was one of the most dominating pitchers of his era.

Just to clear things up, Smoltz, Martinez, and Johnson are not the only players I think deserve to be in the Hall. I also think that Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, Jeff Bagwell, Curt Schilling, Edgar Martinez, Alan Trammell, Jeff Kent, and Fred McGriff belong in Cooperstown. Anyway, do you agree with my opinions? Leave your thoughts in the comment section. Thanks for reading this post and I hope you enjoyed it. Check back soon for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."

1 comment:

  1. Pedro consistently led history with his WHIP. He is #1 of all time of players post-1900, and beats out even most of the pre-1900 players. An insane stat, truly.


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