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Hall Of Fame Thread

The 2011 Hall of Fame ballot was released a few days ago, featuring the following players:

Roberto Alomar, Carlos Baerga, Jeff Bagwell, Harold Baines, Bert Blyleven, Bret Boone, Kevin Brown, John Franco, Juan Gonzalez, Marquis Grissom, Lenny Harris, Bobby Higginson, Charles Johnson, Barry Larkin, Al Leiter, Edgar Martinez, Tino Martinez, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Mark McGwire, Raul Mondesi, Jack Morris, Dale Murphy, John Olerud, Rafael Palmeiro, Dave Parker, Tim Raines, Kirk Rueter, Benito Santiago, Lee Smith, B.J. Surhoff, Alan Trammell and Larry Walker.

My hypothetical selections:

  • Roberto Alomar
  • Jeff Bagwell
  • Bert Blyleven
  • Kevin Brown
  • Barry Larkin
  • Edgar Martinez
  • Mark McGwire
  • Tim Raines
  • Alan Trammell
  • Larry Walker

My selection process is saber-intensive. PED allegations, especially for players in the pre-testing era, don't bother me. Alomar, Bagwell and Blyleven are the slam dunks; Larkin and Raines are in the next tier; Brown, Martinez, McGwire, Trammell and Walker are a step below. Rafael Palmeiro is borderline but omitted. I also grappled with Brown and Walker. My heart says yes to John Olerud but my head says no.

Use this thread for any Hall of Fame discussion.

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