First Ballot HFers

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by Vegito728, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Vegito728

    Vegito728 Registered Member

    What current players that are for sure HFers do you think will/should be first ballot HFers?

    Frank Thomas: He's a part of the 500 hr club and has a career batting avg of .302. He also has won 2 MVP awards in 93-94. People also say in 94 he was good enough to win the triple crown if not for the players strike. He's a for sure a HFer but I think he should be a first ballot HFer.

    Trevor Hoffman: He has the most saves in MLB history(549) and a career era of 2.79. Not to mention the countless awards he has won. I think he's a no doubter.


    I will post more once this thread gets going.
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2008

  2. Doc

    Doc Trust me, I'm The Doctor. V.I.P.

    There's a few pretty obvious ones. A-Rod (assuming he keeps up his production), Schilling, Randy Johnson, Greg Maddux, Griffey Jr., and Manny Ramirez.
     
  3. BStreetBullies

    BStreetBullies Registered Member

    Alex Rodriguez
    Ken Griffey Jr.
    Manny Ramirez
    Albert Pujols
    Ichiro Suzuki
    Derek Jeter (Debateable)
    Randy Johnson
    Frank Thomas
    Curt Schilling
    Mariano Rivera
    John Smoltz
    Greg Maddux

    These are all that I can think of at this moment.
     
  4. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Tom Glavine
    Ivan Rodriguez

    That's all I can think of right now.

    I have a few other players in mind but it's debatable if there sure in first ballot.

    Here are the players that are debatable.

    Chipper Jones
    Carlos Delgado
     
  5. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    What about Jim Thome?
     
  6. Vegito728

    Vegito728 Registered Member

    They're both HFers but I'd say Jones has a better shot at first ballot. If not for all the injuries he'd be a no doubter.

    With over 500 career hrs he's definitely a HFer. I'm not sure about first ballot but he has a good chance.
     
  7. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    Remember the days in which 500 homers = HOF automatically?

    Boy has the game changed.
     
  8. Vegito728

    Vegito728 Registered Member


    Well 500hr does = HOF still. Just maybe not a first ballot HOFer.

    I do think Thome has a great chance at first ballot and will probably make it.
     
  9. Millz

    Millz LGB Staff Member V.I.P.

    I guess I should have rephrased that to read first ballot HOF...because it defintitely isnt like that anymore.
     
  10. Vegito728

    Vegito728 Registered Member

    Yeah. I get what you're saying. They look at everything now and there's the whole steroid issue nowadays.

    It's nothing like it used to be.
     

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