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    Vladimir Guerrero retires

    Vlad has quietly announced his retirement at 38 with a slash line of .318/.379/.553 and 449 career home runs.

    Is he a HoFer?

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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    Yes.

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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    He's got my vote.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    No doubt.

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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    Borderline. Career dropped off pretty quickly and post 33 he was pretty much a DH. Remember his cannon arm and always liked the guy though.

    IMO, definitely not first ballot.

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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    Had no idea he was trying to come back the last two seasons. But, yeah, I'd vote for him.

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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    Tough call. I'd say yes, but Dwight Evans goes in first.
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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    Quote Originally Posted by kheidg- View Post
    IMO, definitely not first ballot.
    I've never understood this thought process, either he's a HoFer or not. IMO, he is, pretty easily. would have loved to have seen his career without astroturf.
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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    Nearly 2600 hits with elite peripherals and for a while, outstanding defense? I mean really, what else can you ask a guy for?

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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    Nearly 2600 hits with elite peripherals and for a while, outstanding defense? I mean really, what else can you ask a guy for?

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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    Heck yes!

    As an aside, I really miss the Expos. Damn you, Loria.




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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    Did he announce it to himself? I think the rest of the world already knew?
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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    I thought he'd been retired for a few years.

    But, yeah. No doubt HoFer.
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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    I dunno. Is Brian Giles a HOFer?
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    Re: Vladimir Guerrero retires

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    I dunno. Is Brian Giles a HOFer?
    No, he isn't.

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