Originally Posted by sox1970
It's a fair point, but how long were teams going to let him hang around for 3000? That would be so White Sox.
I also think Fred McGriff was hurt by the strike of 94-95. He would be over 500 homers, which to a lot of voters is a Hall of Fame benchmark. Also, if he played his career clean with almost everyone else around him juicing to get to 500-600-762 homers, then it makes his career look less significant. Personally, I think McGriff was probably every bit as good as Willie McCovey or Eddie Murray.
Willie Stargell too, Yeah Fred McGriff should already be in. I guess the knock on him is defense or the fact he played for 3 or 4 teams and was never really the elite player on any team he played for. I think he had like 6 or 7 top 10 MVP seasons but every year one of his teammates finsihed higher.