Baseball HOF, Who is in??
Cal Ripken and Tony Gwynn are going into the baseball HOF this weekend.
Of the following players, which ones would you vote into the HOF?
Does 500 HRs gurantee entry? Does 3000 hits gurantee entry? In my opinion, defense should be taken into account as much as the offensive stats. That is why you'll see R.Alomar, and Vizquel's name on this list. Being a catcher gets some brownie points also on this list. I kept several great players off the list like Arod, Jeter, etc.. because it's obvious they're in. My opinion is in ().
Craig Biggio (yes)
Jeff Kent (hate the guy, but he's in)
Frank Thomas (ehhh, yes, but not first ballot)
Roberto Alomar (nope..please don't spit on me Roberto)
Tom Glavine (close one, i'll say no)
John Smoltz (no)
Mike Piazza (yes)
Jim Thome (one dimensional, I wouldn't vote him in)
Pedro Martinez (over-hyped, but he'll get in)
Curt Schilling (1st class A-hole, NO)
Omar Vizquel (Yes!! Behind Ozzie as the best defensive SS ever)
Gary Sheffield (NO)
Mark McGwire (NO)
Sammy Sosa (only if McGwire gets in)
Barry Bonds (100% Yes-AHOLE, but one of the greatest)
Chipper Jones (NO)
Randy Johnson (YES)
Jorge Posada (tough call,no)
Pudge Rodriguez (yes)
Manny Ramirez (yes)
Andruw Jones (depends on how he ends his career)
Todd Helton (no-plays at Coors Field)
Julio Franco- NO (almost 49 years old, 2580 hits and counting)
Jim Edmonds-( NO WAY) Get injured more Jim.
Barry Larkin-Yes, one of the top 10 SS ever IMO.
Thoughts? Did I miss any other 'boderline' current or former MLB players? Go ahead and add to the list.