Originally Posted by mikemo14
This is a guy who may well set the all time record for most strikeouts, had arguably one of the most horrible seasons in the history of basebal (2011)l and became a horrible defensive player and he should be given consideration for the hall of fame? Not a prayer.
If he also gets into the Top-10 in HR and Walks he should no doubt get legit consideration. If he got the same total HR that Jim Thome has after his age 32 season he will be at 637 HR which is 6th All-time just 23 behind Mays and if he matched Jim's walks he would 1809 or 7th all-time.
On top of Top-10 in HR and BB he could be Top-50 in RBI, Top-60 in times on base, Top-100 in career runs scored and get over 2,000 hits as well. He has 6 years with 40 HR only one of 11 men to do so and has 8 years with 38 or more HR
When you think about it right now without looking into what he could do it sounds crazy but he just tuned 33 and a few more years like his normal years and few years as his age catches up with him he's going to be in some very rare territory among some of the all-time greats even with just a .240 career average.
If he play's until he's 40 he could have 8 more seasons.