Originally posted by darvlay
I'm not at all in favour of electing modern day closers to the hall of fame, it's an overrated plug and play position unless you're a guy like Mo with 80+ innings of stellar relief work in the post-season.
Thomas and Thome are good picks - each have over 500 home runs and lengthy careers. Pujols will be there as well barring any career ending injury or m ...[text shortened]... too early to say that Zambrano will be a hall of famer. Vizquel and Helton are big maybes.
Yeah, but whether you're in favor of it or not, it's still probably going to happen 😉. At least for K-Rod.
I agree it probably is too early to put Zambrano in, but there really aren't really any other starting pitchers other than those listed who could get in (other than Schilling, maybe). He's the most likely to get in out of the starters, I'd say*.
The main thing going for Vizquel is that Ozzie Smith is already in the HOF. They have almost identical careers in terms of stats. I think Vizquel's batting avg. may even be a few points better (not sure).
*I know it's too early to throw these guys in, but Brandon Webb and Tim Lincicum both have good chances. Lincicum threw against the Brewers in one of their only televised games (not on cable) last year, and the dude is scary. Let's hope he gets away from the Giants soon.