Half-Baked Hall: 2014

Congratulations to Wade Boggs who unanimously was selected and I'm sure had some fried chicken to celebrate. Jim Abbott and Darryl Strawberry each garnered two votes and the rest were shut out.

Random.org has selected the cast of players that are going to be on next year's HOF ballot. Which is good because I know you're all dying to vote for Jetes!

For fun I included one of our dear friends on the ballot, who almost has as much career WAR as Adam Dunn (who I did not put on the ballot) despite hitting 443 fewer homers.

Who belongs in the Half-Baked Hall?

  • Derek Jeter (53%, 8 Votes)
  • Bobby Abreu (20%, 3 Votes)
  • None of them! (13%, 2 Votes)
  • Jason Giambi (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Cliff Lee (7%, 1 Votes)
  • Josh Beckett (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Nick Punto (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

Loading ... Loading ...

24 thoughts on “Half-Baked Hall: 2014”

    1. Both Abreu and Giambi had hall of fame first halves of careers and then sputtered.

      Abreu is sandwiched between Winfield and Guerrero on JAWS. I feel similarly ambivalent about all three.

  1. Besides Jeets, these seem like candidates for the Hall of the Very Good or Hall of the Very Gritty.

  2. Jeters and Punto are obvious locks.

    I could perhaps be convinced on Abreu, but I'm not feeling particularly passionate about him. That black ink score just doesn't do it for me (5 - fwiw, that is the same amount of black ink as Denard Span).

    1. I'd care less about the black ink if his career had more of a Beltre path. It's okay to be a solid boring player, but perhaps for longer?

      1. Well, Beltre was also an elite defender, had 30 more rWAR, and played a infield position.

        Also, he had 9 in black ink, that additional 4 isn't really nothing.

          1. Yeah. Beltre the person is the farthest from boring you can be. I just meant he's rarely been a Top 5 player in any season. If he had stalled at age 32 like Abreu it would be hard to vote for him as well

            1. I mean, if Beltre had stalled out with the same amount of post age-32 rWAR as Abreu, he still would've hit a smidge over 70, which is closer to "yes", but yeah. Point taken. If Abreu had Beltre's post-32 career, he'd be in easily.

Comments are closed.