IMO, yes. Hall of Fame should be the best of the best. Even as a Yankee fan, I recall the Garvey, Cey, Russell, Lopes infield. All quality players. Multiple A/S games amongst them. I imagine, on the HOF scale of your choosing, that Garvey and Cey would register as "close". But do any of them deserve to the in the HOF? Are they All-time greats?
There's a "feel" you should get when a player is eligibile. The only people who got that "feel" for Santo was Cubs fans.