Re: John Fay Abstains from HOF Voting to Avoid Casting Votes for Bonds and Clemens
Originally Posted by jojo
Only one major leaguer had more WAR between 1986-1992 (the Pirates years) than Bonds. His name was Roger Clemens. As a Pirate, Bonds won 2 MVP awards while finishing second in another year. He won 3 gold gloves and 3 silver slugger awards as well. In other words, as a Pirate, Bonds not only was considered the best player at his position, he was widely considered the best player in the league. What's more, this all occurred before his age 28 season.
Which is a great start to a career, but certainly doesn't qualify him for the HOF. By that logic, Albert Belle and dozens of others were on a HOF career track. Baseball-ref similarity scores (since you threw out WAR, I'll use something dubious for evidence as well) at that age is Greg Luzinski, hardly a HOF candidate. His exalted status was accomplished in SF, with magic beans that really worked. It will really make the HOF a sham if he is voted in.
Can't win with 'em
Can't win without 'em
Last edited by traderumor; 01-03-2013 at 09:50 PM.