Posted by tmantom3285 on 5/28/2013 1:52:00 PM (view original):
I've posted this on here a few times, I think the way to fix the problem with people not voting for Hall of Fame can be resolved by awarding automatic "votes"
The numbers are obviously not set in stone (and only barely thought out) but I would go with something like:
.25 votes for GG/SS/All-Star Appearance/Pitcher or Player of week
.5 votes for Rookie of the year, fireman of the year
1 vote for mvp
So, if you had a guy with 3 MVP's/7 all-star seasons/A player of the week/5 silver sluggers/3 gold gloves (an obvious HOF'er) would start the process with 7 votes. Thereby greatly reducing the amount of votes and people needed to induct someone into the hall.
Just my thoughts.
I've thought about this in the past, and it seems like a decent enough idea. However, it does have some flaws. Namely, I've seen many deserving players get left off the All-Star teams and the MVP and ROY ballots either because they play for a last place team, or because their defensive stats are slightly, and I mean SLIGHTLY subpar (slightly, as in, a 1B with 3 minus plays and 2 errors gets snubbed in favor a 1B with 2 minus plays and 1 error, despite the first player having a BA 25 points higher with 7 more homers and 20 more RBIs).
For example, in Clemente, one of our all time great players is Desi Melo. At the time of his retirement, he was the all time hits leader, the only player to reach 3,000 hits (he's still one of only 3 players to do it), the all-time RBI leader (still in the top 5), all-time leader in runs scored, stole nearly 300 bases, and he hit nearly 500 home runs. However, for reasons I'll never understand, Melo had never made a single All-Star team. Not once, in his entire major league career. He won an MVP award, and a Rookie of the Year, and 3 Silver Sluggers. But that's it. 5 awards ever, for one of the all-time greats. And he was a solid, above average defensive left fielder for the early part of his career, who transitioned to be a very good 1B later on. In fact, the only are where he played really poorly was in 90 career games as a RF.
If you have a formula-based voting system, a guy like that might not get into the HoF. If they can fix the All-Star voting first, as well as the criteria for getting on the MVP and ROY ballots, then this idea becomes a lot better.
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