Posted by MikeT23 on 7/29/2013 7:18:00 PM (view original):
You like WAR. Biggio was 13th in WAR7 amongst this season's candidates. 13th. Raines was 11th. Know who was 9th? KennyfuckingLofton. Who, IRC, is someone I compared Raines to back in the day. Kenny Lofton-HOFer. Does that sound right?
1) This is an incredibly loaded ballot. Bonds and Clemens alone are both top 10 all time players. In 2012, Raines was 6th in WAR7 (and WAR and JAWS). If you use WAR (instead of cherry picking the best 7 years) Raines moves up to 8th. Ahead of Lofton.
2) Maybe you are selling Lofton short. His JAWS score puts him at 8th on this ballot. Ahead of Raines, Palmeiro, Biggio, McGwire, Piazza, and Sosa. He is significantly ahead of Bernie Williams, Don Mattingly, and Jack Morris (who comes in at a whopping 20th).