Re: Curt Schilling and the Hall of Fame...
posted at 11/30/2012 11:28 AM EST
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment:
Definitely not a HOFer if the HOF still had any credibility. But it doesn't...everybody wants their hometown guys in..teams now have promotion processes for it. Rice? Absurd. Morris? No way, but might make it this year. Schilling? Come on, he did not have enough great seasons to even be close.
How many great seasons do you need? He had 4 top-4 CY finishes.
Plus, people are basing his admissions on the post-season. If it were only regular season stats, I would agree with you-a star, but not a HOF.
But with 11-2 and a 2.23 ERA, and 3 WS rings, he is arguably the best post-season pitcher in history. That has to count for something.
I think it does count for something, and with that in mind I'll amend my view of his candidicy to "close, but not quite". He's borderline, as with Morris, Blyleven, Sutton and others in or out. I think they, and Rice, and others should all be out...but the HOF is so watered down with these types of guys I don't really care much anyway.
But first ballot? That's completely ridiculous.