First off, I know a lot of people have already discussed this in the Alomar thread. The idea of this thread is to try and avoid hijacking of the Alomar thread, and place Biggio discussion in here instead.
Secondly, if there is already a thread on this, I apologize. I did a quick search and couldn't find one...
Anyways, does Biggio deserve to be in the HOF?
Black Ink: Batting - 17 (Average HOFer ≈ 27)
Gray Ink: Batting - 104 (Average HOFer ≈ 144)
HOF Standards: Batting - 55.9 (Average HOFer ≈ 50)
HOF Monitor: Batting - 172.0 (Likely HOFer > 100)
Notable Career Stats:
Career .282 BA (might go down a couple points yet in the last two months)
3,000+ H (he'll end up between 3050 and 3100)
1400 BB + HBP (comically, he has almost 1/4 as many HBP as BB, so HBP is somewhat important in discussing career achievements)
Career OBP .365
1827 R (he should get to at least 1850)
5-time Silver Slugger
4 Gold Gloves at 2B (in 4 consecutive years)
Personally, I don't think he's in. He had a great peak from 1993-1998. He had pretty good years in the early 90s, and up until around 2001, but he's simply hung around for the past 6 years to accrue the 3000 hits. He does need to be given credit for being willing to switch from C to 2B to OF throughout his career, but I still don't think he deserves to get in. Also, he has not played well in the postseason. I think he's borderline, but just out...