With the most controversial HOF vote just 2 hours away I wanted to see what others think about who should be in and who shouldnt. Should steroids eliminate a player entirely? What about players like Craig Biggio that was never a superstar but put up 3000 hits because of longevity?
Here are the players and my thoughts:
Barry Bonds - YES. Hall of Famer before the Roids era and one of the greatest hitters ever. Jerk yes but he has to be in
Roger Clemens YES Same as Bonds. One of the top 10 pitchers to ever play the game. Has to be in
Mike Piazza YES Greatest hitting catcher of all time who has never had any roids proven against him.
Curt Schilling YES Dominant pitcher in the roids era who was one of the greatest ever in the post season
Craig Biggio Yes Makes it for me because of 3000 hits and because he played C, 2b, and CF and was so solid at all the spots
Sammy Sosa NO Yes he hit 600 homers but in my opinion there is NO way he would have sniffed that without roids.
Mark McGwire NO See above. Not close to being a great player without the roids
Jack Morris NO I just cant put a guy in whose ERA was around 4. VERY good pitcher but not HOF
Jeff Bagwell NO Close though. I just never thought of him as a superstar. Could be swayed on him
Rafael Palmeiro NO If he gets in they need to close the HOF.
My guess for today... Biggio is the only guy elected.