Sunday, January 22, 2017

My Thoughts on the 2017 MLB Hall of Fame Election 1/22/17

Hey baseball fans!

Congratulations to all who were elected into the MLB Hall of Fame on Wednesday! Here are my thoughts on the vote in general:

I'm really happy about...
Jeff Bagwell and Ivan Rodriguez receiving enough votes to get elected. Bagpipes is one of the top two hitters in Astros history (along with Craig Biggio) and should've been a first-ballot Hall of Famer and Pudge was one of the most dominant catchers of his era. Those were no-brainer shoe-ins.

I'm indifferent about...
Tim Raines. I know his stats are great and he is one of the best base-stealers of all time, but I've always been on the fence about him being in the Hall. Maybe it's because he's been on the ballot for so many years and hasn't gotten the votes. But I'm not going to say that he doesn't deserve the induction because I didn't get to see his electrifying speed in real time. To be frank, I think I'm the wrong person to be judging Raines on whether or not he should be in Cooperstown, but good for him that he's in.

I'm outraged at...
How Trevor Hoffman and Vlad Guerrero didn't get in. Seriously, how? Hoffman is one of two closers ever with 600+ saves and Guerrero batted .318 lifetime with 449 home runs in just 16 years! I think Guerrero will get in sooner rather than later, but I'm not too sure about Hoffman, which scares me slightly. If the legendary member of the Padres doesn't get the required 75% in 2018, then he'll have to be compared with Mariano Rivera in the 2019 vote, which is a battle that the Sandman will definitely win. All I'm saying is Hoffman deserves a plaque and I don't see any argument against that.

Why in the world...
Is Edgar Martinez not in the Hall by now? There is an annual award named after him that is given to the best DH and he was the best DH ever at the time of his retirement! But even besides those obvious reasons, he batted .312 during his career and helped revamp the Seattle Mariners franchise! It just doesn't make sense to me.

With respect to Bonds and Clemens...
The voters made the right decision.

Do you agree with my thoughts or disagree? Write what you think down in the comments 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:



Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.