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    Could Alfonso Soriano make the Hall of Fame?

    Atomic Dumpling's excellent thread on Adam Dunn, wherein Soriano is revealed to be neck and neck with Dunn as far as career homers go, got me to thinking...

    Could Soriano make the Hall? He's 32... obviously, his contract calls for him to play for a few more years.
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    Re: Could Alfonso Soriano make the Hall of Fame?

    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.
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    Re: Could Alfonso Soriano make the Hall of Fame?

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    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."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Could Alfonso Soriano make the Hall of Fame?

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    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
    Exactly. This is why Jeff Kent WILL make the Hall of Fame. I think he' knows it too, which is why he keeps signing these short term contract for teams that promise he'll get to play 2B.
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