Posted by burnsy483 on 8/23/2013 3:35:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 8/23/2013 3:12:00 PM (view original):I'd argue more than slightly.
Nope. Just pointing out two things:
1. **** gets lost amidst your verbal diarhhea.
2. The HOF doesn't have to be the best of the best but they better be groundbreakers and pretty ******* good. Ichiro was a pop star. Raines wasn't. Whether or not one was slightly better than the other is irrelevant.
I wouldn't. Raines compiled a lot of numbers by playing until they outlawed walkers in the OF. His peak and Ichiro's peak were different but it could be argued that neither was more valuable.
As I've already said, I've never been an Ichiro fan. I loved Tim Raines. I thought Cromartie, Raines and Dawson had to be one of the best OF ever back in the day. But Raines is Don Mattingly, replacing speed with power, if Mattingly had hung around 10 more years.