Originally Posted by mlbfan30
Have you ever looked at Larry Walker's stats. His career .9654 OPS is 20th all-time in baseball. He has an MVP, 7 GG, 5 AS, 3 SS. He averaged 110/31/107 per 162 games. So your saying that the only way to not be disappointed would be for Bruce to not make the HOF, since Walker is a borderline HOF player.
I may have drank too much Kool-Aid...but I tend to think Walker's stats were puffed up at Coors Field...maybe I am wrong. Regardless...yes, his stats are good...but the fact that the Reds are keeping their #1 bargaining chip completely off the table makes my expectations off the charts for Bruce. It seems the Reds could have Bedard,Haren,probably even Santana (who is en route to a hall of fame career) if they parted with Bruce. So all I am saying is he had better be worth holding on to. And believe me, I am rooting for him with all my heart. But honestly, I do hope he is better than Larry Walker.