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01-08-2014, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Phileeguy View Post
Here's some fuel to my theory that he's a potential HOF coinflip.

Among SS, He currently ranks 25th per Fangraphs WAR. Of the 24 players above him are 18 HOFers. Those that aren't in the HOF are:
Jeter (will go to HOF)
A-Rod (possible HOF pending what voters decide to do w/PED users)
Alan Trammell (who I think should be in)
Vern Stephens
Bill Dahlen (last played in 1911)
Jack Glasscock (terrible name, last played in 1895)

And of the 24 next players below him in WAR there are only 4 who are in the HOF:
Hughie Jennings
Rabbit Maranville
Phil Rizzuto
John "Monte" Ward

So basically, Jimmy could be around the cutoff line for SS HOF prospects if you use WAR as the measuring stick. But much like I said in the last post, he could still play well enough to up his WAR. Of course it's tough for a guy his age to get positive chunks like he used to,
So, what then distinguishes Jimmy from the 24 guys below him, or potentially from the guys above him?

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