Hall of Fame Debate - Jeff Bagwell
This week results will be announced for the Hall Of Fame. Jeff Bagwell is on the ballot for the first time. Does he get in? There has been speculation of steroids but nothing documented. In fact, he's failed no tests (I know they didn't test when he played) and he's made no lists of steroids users. I didn't read Canseco's books, but I haven't heard him accuse Bagwell either. I say that because Jose's been pretty accurate.
With that in mind, I put Bagwell in....On the first ballot. He has the stats. 449 HR's, 1529 RBI,1517 runs,.540 slugging %, .948 OPS. In only 15 years of playing! He also had a .297 lifetime ave. His career was cut short by arthiritis, in fact he couldn't hardly play his last year, appearing in only 39 games. He DH in the series that year, his only WS, going 1 for 8.
So my guess is he goes in first ballot. I also want to add that Roberto Alomar should get in this year also. Writers made him wait a year for spitting on an umpire and rightfully so.