TheYanks04 wrote:As to HOF...the standard is a running joke with Jime Rice not in, Rich Gossage not in, Don Mattingly not in, but guys like Bill Mazeroski, Ozzie Smith and Kirby Puckett (almost identical number to Mattingly) in. When guys like Mazeroski and Smith get in, you may as well just let everyone in as it bacomes a total farce. Smith is in but Jim Rice isn't...it is really laughable when you think about it.
Ozzie deserves it. Was a top 10 ss easy. The fact Mattingly's numbers are close to Puckett is moot. You compare players to their peers at their position. Puckett played a defensive position (cf).
Glavine, Smoltz are borderline imo.
Biggio is a top 10 2b, he should get in.
Hoffman/Rivera was debated before. It was shown Hoffman wins peak, Rivera career.
As far as Ichiro/Pujols. If they didn't play again, they have no shot. You have to have 10 years in to be eligible as a player.