jfg wrote:So forget about the voters... if Adam Dunn hits 500 HR's should he get in? Accolades mean nothing to me because they're arbitrary, all that matters is the stats and he might be the first 500 HR hitter that you can say doesn't belong. Everybody on the list right now is above virtual clinch status on the HOF monitor. Raffy is way above it and Thome is 15 points above it. Dunn might end up being the Bert Blyleven of his generation.
I would say yes, he should. He's consistently been a tremendous power hitter and has always maintained an outstanding OBP. He's hit 40+ homers five times in in his career and he can certainly reach that mark again.
As for "dominance," he did hit 46 homers in '04 with a .956 OPS. Pretty dominant in my opinion.
For being a one-dimensional player, he also stole 19 bases in his first full season ('02)! That was quite startling.