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redsfandan
12-05-2008, 05:47 PM
Greg Maddux To Announce Retirement
By Tim Dierkes [December 5 at 3:42pm CST]
The AP passes along a message from Scott Boras' office: Greg Maddux will announce his retirement Monday at the Winter Meetings. 5008.1 innings, 3.16 ERA, 355 wins.

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

does anyone actually think he isn't in the HOF on the 1st ballot?

dougflynn23
12-05-2008, 07:57 PM
Not only that, but he could be the first unanimous vote.

redsfandan
12-05-2008, 08:09 PM
maybe, he's definitely a shoe in. maybe the best pitcher of the last 30 years.

fadetoblack2880
12-05-2008, 10:01 PM
HOF or not, glad to see he's hanging it up. I used to hate him when he was with Atlanta.

GoReds33
12-05-2008, 11:23 PM
maybe, he's definitely a shoe in. maybe the best pitcher of the last 30 years.When people begin to look back, and see what he's actually done, he may be one of the greatest of all time. He's put up some gawdy numbers in his career. I really hope he's a unanimous vote. If not, whoever doesn't vote for him should lose their voting right.

Steviejoe
12-06-2008, 02:12 AM
Hated to see him pitch agaist cincy (not agaist him,but his domination).He is a number first ballot member,if not check the conspiracy.

ChatterRed
12-06-2008, 04:34 AM
Nobody had better command and placement of their pitches, than Maddux.

He should be a unanimous first ballot HOFer.

Hondo
12-06-2008, 02:06 PM
Yeah, I was Devestated when Atlanta Signed him after 1992... That was when the Reds were still viable contenders...

Mistakes the Bowden made... Like Not trading Tim Costo and John Roper to the Padres for Fred McGriff...

Atlanta got him and changed the landscape of the NL...

GoGoWhiteSox
12-06-2008, 10:18 PM
One of the best ever to take the rubber. I'm very thankful to have gotten the opportunity to see him pitch twice, once with Atlanta, and once with the Cubs (his second go-around with them). He, along with Ferguson Jenkins, are the only two pitchers in baseball history with at least 3,000 strikouts and less than 1,000 career walks.

He should be a unanimous vote, but I wouldn't be suprised to see some of those knucklehead writers not vote for him, considering that guys like Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, and Hank Aaron did not get elected unanimously.

redsfandan
12-07-2008, 03:48 AM
that he's so respected and (as far as i know) has never ticked off a writer helps his shot for an unanimous vote. a voter may decide they won't vote for someone in the 1st year but vote for them afterwards. it happens.

mole44
12-07-2008, 01:41 PM
He's gotta be a better pitching coach candidate than the current Richard Pole...

redsfanmia
12-07-2008, 02:25 PM
that he's so respected and (as far as i know) has never ticked off a writer helps his shot for an unanimous vote. a voter may decide they won't vote for someone in the 1st year but vote for them afterwards. it happens.

No one will ever be unanimous because of writers like Bill Conlin.

robmadden1
12-08-2008, 05:07 PM
He praised Dick Pole as he talked about offically retiring today at the Las vegas winter mettings.

Handofdeath
12-08-2008, 11:04 PM
No one will ever be unanimous because of writers like Bill Conlin.

It's not just Conlin. In the very first HOF voting Walter Johnson only got 84%. In 1947 Lefty Grove got just 76%. Stupidity knows no limits.

freestyle55
12-09-2008, 12:21 PM
Anyone who doesn't vote this guy on the first ballot should really have their voting rights stripped...

How on earth could you possibly justify not voting for him???? That's an argument that I would love to see..