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Whitaker is far more worthy than either Baines or Smith

I’m a big Baines fan, but if he is a HOF’er, there’s a slew of guys who aren’t in but ought to be. Not just people like McGriff, Walker, and E. Martinez, who will both probably get in one day, but guys like Luis Gonzalez, Jason Giambi, Torii Hunter, and Ellis Burks.

Personally, I think Smith is even less deserving, but that’s because I don’t think closers are as valuable as other players. If the HOF standard for relievers includes Sutter and Hoffman, then Smith deserves the nod. I just think guys like Kaat and Tiant deserve it more.

(In response to this post by TY-HOO)

Posted: 12/10/2018 at 7:45PM


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