Posted by boogerlips on 6/18/2013 5:34:00 PM (view original):
I don't think some of the predictable anwers like Blylevin, Moris, and Rice are that overrated, because they are predictable. I think the overall perception of those players is about right. Very few people argue that Nolan Ryan and Cal Ripken Jr are overrated, which is a good indicator that they might be.
I suppose my thinking was that there is such a great divide in the perceptions people have of guys like Morris and Rice, old school thinking versus new school (sabermetric) thinking. So, I guess your point is valid, then, that, on average, they are viewed about right.
But they are not viewed correctly by the people doing the HOF voting...When Morris gets 6% of the vote (in 2013), and an arguably better pitcher in Kevin Brown only gets 2% of the vote in his only year on the ballot, either Morris is glaringly overrated by many, Brown glaringly underrated by many, or both.