Originally Posted by cincinnati chili
Anything's possible, but I hope that by the time he's eligible, I hope HOF voters come around to the idea that guys with a .325 career on base percentage who don't play defense don't belong in the Hall.
I love the guy's swing when he connects, but he was one of the most overpaid guys in history the day he signed his contract. And he's just gotten worse.
It also seems to me that moving to the outfield will hurt him. His offensive numbers would have looked unbelievably gaudy had he stayed at 2B his entire career (despite being a sub-par defensive presence there, the "impression," so to speak would have likely been very different)... still, however, makes me wonder how much love he'll get for spending such a substantial chunk of his career there... being forced to switch to the outfield probably significantly damages that "perception."