Jeff Kent?

This jack hole is a 'lock' for the hall of fame?  Because he hit more homeruns than any other second baseman?  Whoop-dee-freaking-doo.  Using that logic Ozzie Smith shouldn't be in the hall.  Someone tell Peter Gammons he doesn't know everything about baseball.  Putting Jeff Kent in would be as egregious as the Ryne Sandberg debacle.


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Critico's picture

Best offensive second baseman of all time, he was just average in defense, but he did play there his whole carreer.

Hitting for power is only part of the game

gamerarocks's picture

If if were otherwise, Harold Baines would already be in.  There are 5 tools, and Kent had one.

Impeach Jim Gibbons!

He had an ok obp

Critico's picture

and a 290 lifetime average.

Don't get me wrong

gamerarocks's picture

Jeff Kent was a decent player, I just personally don't think he's Hall of Fame material.

Impeach Jim Gibbons!

Joe Morgan could field, throw, run, hit and drive in runs

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

Check out his lifetime stats here:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/morgajo02.shtml

{;-) Dan (there will never be another Big Red Machine!) in Miami

PS:  Joe had 111 RBIs and a batting average of .320 in 1976 while playing for the Cincinnati Reds.  What kind of money could he get today with stats like that?  The mind wobbles.  Just like my Joe Morgan bobble head doll.

PPS:  OK it's also true that no team could pitch around him while he played for the Big Red Machine.  But still...

Fairness is peripheral to it

FearlessFreep's picture

I'm waiting for them to admit Shoeless Joe and Pete Rose.

 

Pete Rose screwed himself

Dan_in_Cincinnati's picture

He should never be in the Hall of Fame.  Shoeless Joe maybe should be.  See "Eight Men Out" (1988) and decide for yourself.

It's a pretty good depiction of the Black Socks scandal written and directed by John Sayles.

{;-) Dan in Miami

 

 

I tried to watch it

FearlessFreep's picture

Too complicated for me.

 

Roberto Alomar.

Anonymous's picture

Was pretty good, too.

Yes

Critico's picture

He should be first ballot, probably the second best of all time after Joe Morgan, but he won't be.

Spitterboy

gamerarocks's picture

will always be remembered for his lack of dignity.

Impeach Jim Gibbons!

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