DK wrote:He may not get in first-ballot because he started his career late, played half of it as a DH, and on top of that he played all of it in a pitcher's park, but Edgar Martinez is a surefire first-ballot HoFer in my opinion.
I don't see Edgar ever making it in. He is a slightly better version of John Olerud, but with less than four seasons played in the field. Playing in an offensive era his numbers just aren't flashy enough to get the votes.
Locks if they never played another game(unless the voters suddenly develop a conscience)
Chance of becoming locks pretty soon
ARod (2 years from 500 HR)
Jeter ( 3-4 more seasons of top flight production and will get in with his name value backing him up)
Vladimir ( 5-6 years from being a lock)
Manny ( 2 years from 500 HR)