Now, I will be right there with you that Giles should have been in more AS games and higher in some MVP votes, but he wasn't and in the time where he will be eligible to be voted on, those things are going to matter and he simply doesn't come close to stacking up to Vlad.
Refer to the Todd Helton thread.
Vlad gets in MY hall of fame easily.
Will the writers put him in? Probably not.
"Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010
IIRC, there also was a fair amount of speculation that found his power inside a syringe. He bulked up quickly in the late '90s and thinned out noticeably once the league started testing. Hard to say because his power spike happened during his age 28-31 seasons. Yet even if he was 100% clean he profiles as a good player who had a limited very good-to-great peak.
As for Vlad, anyone who goes on a decade-long tear like he had from 1998-2007 should be an easy Cooperstown pick.
Last edited by M2; 09-19-2013 at 02:37 PM.
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the reds had wilton guerrero, who do you think was better??