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anewman35
06-10-2003, 10:43 AM
I knew there was a reason I loved Neyer...

http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/neyer_rob/1565966.html

gosox41
06-10-2003, 10:50 AM
I got this from ESPN.com. Just found it interesting. I don't know how to set things up so you can click on it, but it's by Rob Neyer.

Bob


http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/neyer_rob/1565966.html

hold2dibber
06-10-2003, 10:53 AM
Originally posted by anewman35
I knew there was a reason I loved Neyer...

http://espn.go.com/mlb/columns/neyer_rob/1565966.html

He is absolutely right. I am not convinced either way about Martinez, but Frank Thomas is a first ballot HOFer, in my totally biased opinion. Anyone who thinks that Frank hasn't been one of the most devastating right handed hitters of all time just isn't paying attention. You could argue that he needs a few more solid seasons to completely do away with any questions (since his most impressive numbers are of the percentage, and not the "add-'em-up" variety), but if you compare him with many other players already in the Hall, his numbers are obviously worthy right now.

34 Inch Stick
06-10-2003, 10:56 AM
Give him three to four more years and he'll surpass the 500 home run mark. He will be an absolute lock at that point. I hope he hits them all in a White Sox uniform. I think he has earned it.

Unregistered
06-10-2003, 11:18 AM
I was thinking about this the other day, when Thomas broke the Sox' all-time total bases record. He of course is also the Sox' all-time leader in home runs, RBI, extra-base hits, slugging and on-base percentage.

Considering he is the all-time leader in so many important offensive categories, for a franchise that is over 100 years old, shouldn't that factor heavily into his Hall of Fame credibility?

ScottyTheSoxFan
06-10-2003, 11:27 AM
very good article. its real nice to see someone write something positive about the Sox or Thomas. i mean other than peter gammons

sox_fan_forever
06-10-2003, 11:58 AM
Thanks for the link. It's good to see that article.

thecell
06-10-2003, 01:17 PM
Considering he is the all-time leader in so many important offensive categories, for a franchise that is over 100 years old, shouldn't that factor heavily into his Hall of Fame credibility?

That's an excellent point. I never looked at it from that perspective. I think it should play a role in the voting if need to be. But hopefully, he will have reached a major mileston by then and be a lock.