Found January 04, 2012 on
The GM's Perspective:
Again the debate rages on about who should be in the MLB Hall of Fame.
If I had a chance to cast a ballot only two players would receive my vote; Rafael Palmeiro and Barry Larkin.
I have seen multiple posts and articles with writers saying they would vote for Barry Larkin, Alan Trammel, and Jack Morris.
It seems like nowadays we are so enamoured with numbers, WAR, eqA, ERA+ that the focused is lost on what the Hall of Fame is. The numbers are important, but a decision can be made without creating a diagram.
The Hall of Fame is for the best baseball players in history. If there is any debate whether the player is good enough, he shouldn’t be inducted. In most cases you don’t need to see the numbers to figure out the calibre and worthiness of a player. Most baseball minds are aware of this. Around this time of year it’s almost as if we throw names out there for the sake of argument to see what reaction you can get.
A lot of baseball is about feel and in this case Barry ...
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