Tom Verducci, who was one-upped in his attempt to single-handedly destroy the Yankees by Selena Roberts, has written an interesting article for CNNSI.com on Mets first baseman Carlos Delgado. The gist of the article is that Delgado, who has never been linked to steroids by Jose Canseco or anyone else, not even anonymous rumors, has pretty impressive numbers that were overshadowed by inflated, juiced numbers. Delgado, therefore, should be in the discussion for future Hall of Fame contenders, but his name never comes up.
The numbers Verducci discusses are pretty impressive, and the other players in whose company Delgado stands are either Hall of Famers or guys who would've been had they not used steroids (and been discovered). This is an interesting debate. Should Carlos Delgado be elected to the Hall of Fame when his day comes?
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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I have no idea whether Carlos is a HOF'r or not, but this just underscores how steroid users (like Alex) screwed over non-users and defamed everyone.
The numbers are impressive. I think if HOF voters are taking a stand against McGwire and probably will against Bonds and the others, I don't see why they wouldn't stand up for a guy like Delgado. I guess we have to see his numbers upon retirement.
I don't like the idea of guys having an edge because they did what they were supposed to do, stay clean.
Also, we don't actually know if he's clean or not. So you might be rewarding a guy just for being more discreet than other players.
Definitely a Hall fo Famer. His numbers will be bigger than a lot of HOFERS before he is through.
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