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(Major League Baseball)   The Question: Is Jason Varitek a Hall of Famer? The Answer: Hahahahahahahahaha *breathe* Hahahahahahahahaha   (mlb.com) divider line 15
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2012-07-22 01:04:14 PM
2 votes:
He deserves to be there if his most similar comparable players are there...

Ramon Hernandez (912)
Del Crandall (909)
Terry Steinbach (904)
Sherm Lollar (903)
Bill Freehan (889)
Darrell Porter (882)
Walker Cooper (882)
A.J. Pierzynski (875)
Frankie Hayes (861)
Mike Lieberthal (861)

Appears to be a no.
2012-07-23 10:58:31 AM
1 votes:

mitchcumstein1: To say he doesn't deserve a conversation while Jason Veritek does is laughable.


Neither do.
2012-07-22 05:09:53 PM
1 votes:

Mid_mo_mad_man: This might be thread-jacking, but I'm going to ask anyway.

Who do farkers and farkettes thinks is HOF material, but isn't in?
My pick among others Frank White 2b KC. 8 time gold glove winner


I'm thinking Alan Trammell. I mean, FFS if Barry Larkin is in..
2012-07-22 04:20:44 PM
1 votes:

ole prophet: Did Rose ever bet for the Reds to lose?


sources say
2012-07-22 01:01:36 PM
1 votes:

Mid_mo_mad_man: My pick among others Frank White 2b KC. 8 time gold glove winner


Barely having 2000 hits, .250 ba, andsub-.700 OPS says no. Willie Wilson was better, but since he was an outfielder his stats aren't good enough for outfielders.
2012-07-22 01:01:04 PM
1 votes:

The Bestest: Lost Thought 00: No one from the steroids era should be considered for the Hall

You can't do that. The Hall is a museum and has to acknowledge the era and that people played in it..


MLB has established via the Pete Rose decision that the Hall is a reward, not a historical record
2012-07-22 12:57:30 PM
1 votes:
No one from the steroids era should be considered for the Hall
2012-07-22 12:46:03 PM
1 votes:

Yanks_RSJ: Short answer: no.

Long answer: fark no.

The Red Sox should honor him for his contribution to their franchise, but even mentioning Cooperstown is laughable.


It's actually not as laughable as you think, for the simple reason that he's a catcher. His numbers are within range of most of the numbers of catchers already in the Hall. He's around average for doubles, home runs, slugging & OPS, and there is a HOF catcher that can claim less than him in every other category that had more plate appearances than him. Not that he's completely Hall-worthy, mind you.

If anything, he's an argument for an overhaul of the current Hall. If his numbers are comparatively Hall-worthy, then maybe there should be some sort of strata to it - something along the line of "HOFer," "HOFer with Honors," "HOFer with High Honors." People like Ruth, Cobb, Young, etc. would be the highest honors, people like McCovey, Schmidt, Greenburg, Koufax could be with honors, people like Sutton, Rice, and all those horrible Veterans Committee picks from the 40s would be just in the Hall.

I think it would also open up the door to a reevaluation process of certain players - the Garveys, Ceys and Kaats of the world, for example. It's not like the Hall has ever put out actual practical guidelines to who should be in the hall.
2012-07-22 12:40:49 PM
1 votes:
If 'Tek is an HOF'er, then what does that make Jorge Posada? A first ballot, near unanimous selection?
2012-07-22 12:36:40 PM
1 votes:
LOL, you think he punched Alex Rodriguez in the mouth. That was more like a face wash with a glove then a punch. You want to see a real punch, catch some footage of Red Sox/Yankees brawls from the 1970s, when they were more akin to bar fights. Didn't Lou Piniella sucker-punch Bill Lee in the face during one of those battle royales? Pretty sure Thurman Munson body-slammed Carlton Fisk onto home plate once, too.

Coffee Snob: I am a die hard Red Sox fan. My top three favorite Sox of all time are Tek, Trot Nixon, and Mike Greenwell.


When did you become a Red Sox fan.....2004? That would be like a Yankees fan saying their favorite all-time Yankees were David Wells, Chuck Knoblauch, and Scott Brosius. That's just farking hysterical, right there. I hate the Red Sox, but the players they've had on their team that I actually had respect for were Nomar, Tim Wakefield, and Mo Vaughn. You know, non-assholes. Shiat, you could have said Roger Clemens, and I would at least have said, "Well yeah, he was damn good when he pitched for them."
2012-07-22 12:35:49 PM
1 votes:
He's a slam-dunk, first ballot inductee into the Hall of Nowhere Near a HOFer But He Was Pretty Damn Good For A While. They can put his plaque right between those of David Justice and Mark Grace.
2012-07-22 12:34:03 PM
1 votes:

Zulu_as_Kono: Yanks_RSJ: The Red Sox should honor him for his contribution to their franchise

They did, yesterday.


Well, that should be the end of it, then. The HOF conversation is ludicrous.

rickythepenguin: Typical Boston / nyc reaction. Giants fans deny it now because of how spectacularly his post-nfl life and career unraveled, but they argued tiki barber's canton chances not in terms of "if", but whether he was first ballot material.


I've seen you post this remark a number of times, and I'm yet to understand why it's so important to you to do so. Barber at least has a couple of bold numbers on his reference page, Varitek has zero, except in the unseen "grittiness" category. They should give him a statue in Boston made of sandpaper and gravel, commemorating his well-protected assault on A-Rod that Sox fans hold so close to their collective hearts.
2012-07-22 12:23:23 PM
1 votes:

Coffee Snob: Plus he punched A-Roid in the mouth.


First ballot hall of famer based on that alone.
2012-07-22 12:18:43 PM
1 votes:
I am a die hard Red Sox fan. My top three favorite Sox of all time are Tek, Trot Nixon, and Mike Greenwell.

There is no way that Tek is a HOFer. Yes, he caught 4 no hitters and improved every pitching staff he worked with. Plus he punched A-Roid in the mouth. But he doesn't deserve the HOF.
2012-07-22 12:16:53 PM
1 votes:
Short answer: no.

Long answer: fark no.

The Red Sox should honor him for his contribution to their franchise, but even mentioning Cooperstown is laughable.
 
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