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1/10/2014 1:48 AM
he was edgar with a job in the field
1/10/2014 1:51 AM
sure, sure, more loft on his stroke
1/10/2014 2:06 AM
Well. I Think Edgar should be in also.
1/23/2014 2:15 PM
Posted by Jtpsops on 1/10/2014 1:30:00 AM (view original):
Thomas was one of the greatest RH hitters in MLB history. He was a lot more than a dude who just "walked a lot".
Agreed. The only player in MLB history to hit .300 with 20 HR, 100 RBI and 100 BB for seven straight years. He deserves to be in the HoF.
2/1/2014 4:36 PM
Posted by The Taint on 1/10/2014 2:06:00 AM (view original):
Well. I Think Edgar should be in also.
Agreed... Edgar was one of those guys you knew was hitting by the sound of the ball coming off the bat. Not many sounded that loud!
2/1/2014 9:10 PM
Phhtttt.......I can't think of a single time, as a Yankee fan, that i felt "OMG!!!  Edgar Martinez might bat this inning!!!!!!!!!!!"

He can visit the HOF with me.  As a customer.
2/2/2014 12:28 AM
MikeT23 have you not watched footage of the 1995 ALDS???
2/2/2014 12:29 AM
Edgar's double is the greatest moment in Seattle Sports history & Dave Niehaus call is epic!
2/2/2014 8:20 AM
Yeah, Randy Johnson was unhittable. 
2/6/2014 8:07 AM
If Ray Guy is in the HOF as a Punter, Edgar should be in as a DH...best player at his position...
2/6/2014 8:20 AM
Uh, MLB and NFL are not the same organizations.
2/6/2014 9:08 AM
"DH" isn't a position in the sense you're thinking of.  His candidacy is hurt by the fact he didn't play defense.  Had he played defense, his offensive numbers likely would have suffered.
2/6/2014 10:30 AM
Posted by MikeT23 on 2/6/2014 8:20:00 AM (view original):
Uh, MLB and NFL are not the same organizations.
Gee, thanks Mike for setting me straight on that. Do you think punters or kickers should be in the NFL HOF?
2/6/2014 10:35 AM
Posted by burnsy483 on 2/6/2014 9:08:00 AM (view original):
"DH" isn't a position in the sense you're thinking of.  His candidacy is hurt by the fact he didn't play defense.  Had he played defense, his offensive numbers likely would have suffered.
Burnsy,

Well when you consider that WAR does take into account defense, and that Edgar has already been penalized for not being the field for most of his career, he still has HOF numbers. If the Mariners had stuck him at 1B, why would his numbers "likely would have suffered?"  He was not a bad 3B. And since the AL has a position called DH, he was a great fit for it.

Can you give me an instance of a bad fielder with comparable offensive numbers who is not in the HOF?
2/6/2014 10:54 AM
WAR, ************!!!
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