What does anyone think about the notion that seems to have gained a lot of currency in recent years, that of certain counting stat numbers being targets. Targets that if attained guarantee the man who makes them automatic admission into the HOF. Numbers such as 500 homers, which Jose Canseco was openly hanging on trying to reach, a number which Dave Kingman might have reached had he played 2 more seasons. 3000 hits is another such target that players hang on to get to, 300 pitching wins is another target number. These are the major examples, there might be other categories that have a target number attached to them. Is this a valid concept, or should we take each player case-by-case regardless of his counting stats and possibly deny them admission on other criteria?