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  • #16
    Originally posted by jalbright View Post
    CWS, you skipped one guy who won't matter much, Rondell White, but one of significance in Larry Walker. Please give me your ratings for those two. Thanks. I'll also PM you on this.
    I corrected my ballot. Larry walker 3, Rondell White 0
    "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

    "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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    • #17
      Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
      I corrected my ballot. Larry walker 3, Rondell White 0
      Thank you.
      Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
      Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
      A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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      • #18
        Hmm I"ve seen a variation of this before. I like it though

        Sandy Alomar Jr. 1
        Jeff Bagwell 4
        Craig Biggio 4
        Barry Bonds 5
        Jeff Cirillo 0
        Royce Clayton 1
        Roger Clemens 5
        Jeff Conine 1
        Steve Finley 1
        Julio Franco 1
        Shawn Green 2
        Roberto Hernandez 1
        Ryan Klesko 1
        Kenny Lofton 3
        Edgar Martinez 3
        Don Mattingly 2
        Fred McGriff 3
        Mark McGwire 5
        Jose Mesa 1
        Jack Morris 4
        Dale Murphy (15th election) 4
        Rafael Palmeiro 4
        Mike Piazza 4
        Tim Raines 3
        Reggie Sanders 1
        Curt Schilling 3
        Aaron Sele 1
        Lee Smith 3
        Sammy Sosa 4
        Mike Stanton 1
        Alan Trammell 4
        Larry Walker 4
        Todd Walker 1
        David Wells 2
        Rondell White 0
        Bernie Williams 2
        Woody Williams 0
        This week's Giant

        #5 in games played as a Giant with 1721 , Bill Terry

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        • #19
          Sandy Alomar Jr. - 1
          Jeff Bagwell - 5
          Craig Biggio - 5
          Barry Bonds - 5
          Jeff Cirillo - 0
          Royce Clayton - 0
          Roger Clemens - 5
          Jeff Conine - 0
          Steve Finley - 1
          Julio Franco - 1
          Shawn Green - 1
          Roberto Hernandez - 1
          Ryan Klesko - 1
          Kenny Lofton - 3
          Edgar Martinez - 4
          Don Mattingly - 3
          Fred McGriff - 4
          Mark McGwire - 4
          Jose Mesa - 2
          Jack Morris - 3
          Dale Murphy (15th election) - 2
          Rafael Palmeiro - 3
          Mike Piazza - 5
          Tim Raines - 4
          Reggie Sanders - 1
          Curt Schilling - 4
          Aaron Sele - 2
          Lee Smith - 3
          Sammy Sosa - 3
          Mike Stanton - 1
          Alan Trammell - 4
          Larry Walker - 4
          Todd Walker - 0
          David Wells - 3
          Rondell White - 1
          Bernie Williams - 3
          Woody Williams - 0

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          • #20
            Sandy Alomar Jr.- 0
            Jeff Bagwell- 5
            Craig Biggio- 4
            Barry Bonds- 5
            Jeff Cirillo- 0
            Royce Clayton- 0
            Roger Clemens- 5
            Jeff Conine- 0
            Steve Finely- 1
            Julio Franco- 2
            Shawn Green- 1
            Roberto Hernandez- 1
            Ryan Klesko- 1
            Kenny Lofton- 4
            Edgar Martinez- 4
            Don Mattingly- 3
            Fred McGriff- 3
            Mark McGwire- 4
            Jose Mesa- 1
            Jack Morris- 2
            Dale Murphy (15th election)- 2
            Rafael Palmeiro- 4
            Mike Piazza- 5
            Tim Raines- 4
            Reggie Sanders- 1
            Curt Schilling- 4
            Aaron Sele- 1
            Lee Smith- 2
            Sammy Sosa-3
            Mike Stanton- 1
            Alan Trammmell- 4
            Larry Walker- 4
            Todd Walker- 0
            David Wells- 2
            Rondell White- 0
            Berine Williams- 3
            Woody Williams- 0

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            • #21
              I'll publish the ratings of all votes before the HOF announcement at 2 pm EST later this afternoon, as I do not have the data handy.
              Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
              Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
              A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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              • #22
                Sandy Alomar Jr.-0
                Jeff Bagwell-5
                Craig Biggio-3
                Barry Bonds-5
                Jeff Cirillo-0
                Royce Clayton-0
                Roger Clemens-5
                Jeff Conine-0
                Steve Finley-0
                Julio Franco-0
                Shawn Green-0
                Roberto Hernandez-0
                Ryan Klesko-0
                Kenny Lofton-1
                Edgar Martinez-3
                Don Mattingly-1
                Fred McGriff-1
                Mark McGwire-3
                Jose Mesa-1
                Jack Morris-2
                Dale Murphy (15th election)-3
                Rafael Palmeiro-0 (I'm only punishing those who actually failed an MLB drug test and got suspended)
                Mike Piazza-4
                Tim Raines-1
                Reggie Sanders-0
                Curt Schilling-4
                Aaron Sele-0
                Lee Smith-1
                Sammy Sosa-4
                Mike Stanton-0
                Alan Trammell-3
                Larry Walker-3
                Todd Walker-0
                David Wells-0
                Rondell White-0
                Bernie Williams-1
                Woody Williams-0
                "Have faith in the Yankees my son. Think of the great DiMaggio."-Ernest Hemingway

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                • #23
                  Sandy Alomar Jr. 1
                  Jeff Bagwell 4
                  Craig Biggio 4
                  Barry Bonds 5
                  Jeff Cirillo 1
                  Royce Clayton 0
                  Roger Clemens 5
                  Jeff Conine 1
                  Steve Finley 1
                  Julio Franco 1
                  Shawn Green 1
                  Roberto Hernandez 0
                  Ryan Klesko 0
                  Kenny Lofton 2
                  Edgar Martinez 2
                  Don Mattingly 2
                  Fred McGriff 3
                  Mark McGwire 4
                  Jose Mesa 0
                  Jack Morris 2
                  Dale Murphy (15th election) 2
                  Rafael Palmeiro 4
                  Mike Piazza 5
                  Tim Raines 3
                  Reggie Sanders 0
                  Curt Schilling 2
                  Aaron Sele 0
                  Lee Smith 2
                  Sammy Sosa 3
                  Mike Stanton 0
                  Alan Trammell 2
                  Larry Walker 3
                  Todd Walker 0
                  David Wells 1
                  Rondell White 0
                  Bernie Williams 2
                  Woody Williams 0
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                  • #24
                    I know its late but people are still submitting and I'm opinionated today

                    Sandy Alomar Jr. 0 - technically I should say 1 since some highlights but I took some to mean more than a season or two and the priviledge of being a Met
                    Jeff Bagwell 5 - my 4-6 1B
                    Craig Biggio 4 - kinda a 5 but he's back end of top 10 region 2B
                    Barry Bonds 5 - by the late 90s he was at worst #5 all time LF
                    Jeff Cirillo - 0
                    Royce Clayton - 0
                    Roger Clemens 5 - I'm really creeped out by this one
                    Jeff Conine - 0
                    Steve Finley - 1 classic complier, very solid player who spiked when things spiked and had a long career
                    Julio Franco - 1 I can't say "has a case" despite the batting title
                    Shawn Green - 2 these mid 90s-mid 00s spike guys just turn me off
                    Roberto Hernandez - 0
                    Ryan Klesko - 1
                    Kenny Lofton - 3
                    Edgar Martinez - 4
                    Don Mattingly - 3 (maybe a 2)
                    Fred McGriff - 4 OK maybe just to me but he was perhaps the premier sliugger from late 80s to the strike, several HR titles and to @ 1993 better rate and counting numbers than the great McGwire. Also a big late season acquisition pickup by Atlanta early in the 90s who had some post season moments albeit on losing teams.
                    Mark McGwire - 2 (see above)
                    Jose Mesa - 0
                    Jack Morris - 3 could be 2 and yes considring how snide I am about him maybe it should be
                    Dale Murphy (15th election) - 3 I typed 4 at first must have time capsuled back 25 years
                    Rafael Palmeiro - 2 even taking his jump from Mark Grace lite to Eddie Murray+ at face value he still finishes @ 15-25 all time for me at 1B
                    Mike Piazza - 5
                    Tim Raines - 4 though obviously there are doubts or he would be in but still
                    Reggie Sanders - 1 thought he was gonna be the next Eric Davis it never worked out that waay for either of them
                    Curt Schilling - 3
                    Aaron Sele - 0
                    Lee Smith - 2 I would say one because I am meh on "closeers" but he came a bit before that role got so stat oriented
                    Sammy Sosa - 2 I'm sorry but he's a fraud and its my opinion, at any rate he taken at face value doesn't crack my top 15 RF
                    Mike Stanton - 0
                    Alan Trammell - 4 see Raines, Tim
                    Larry Walker - 4 I like his 1992 season as the mark of his greatness
                    Todd Walker - 0
                    David Wells - 1
                    Rondell White - 0
                    Bernie Williams - 3
                    Woody Williams - 0

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                    • #25
                      We had 18 votes, and I'll first list the results alphabetically. Please note 7.75 is the cutoff for Hall of Fame worthiness in this approach:

                      5.78 Sandy Alomar Jr.
                      9.39 Jeff Bagwell
                      8.94 Craig Biggio
                      9.61 Barry Bonds
                      5.39 Jeff Cirillo
                      5.11 Royce Clayton
                      9.72 Roger Clemens
                      5.56 Jeff Conine
                      6.44 Steve Finley
                      6.61 Julio Franco
                      6.39 Shawn Green
                      5.67 Roberto Hernandez
                      5.50 Ryan Klesko
                      7.72 Kenny Lofton
                      8.39 Edgar Martinez
                      7.33 Don Mattingly
                      8.00 Fred McGriff
                      8.50 Mark McGwire
                      5.67 Jose Mesa
                      7.56 Jack Morris
                      7.67 Dale Murphy
                      7.83 Rafael Palmeiro
                      9.67 Mike Piazza
                      8.67 Tim Raines
                      6.17 Reggie Sanders
                      8.61 Curt Schilling
                      5.44 Aaron Sele
                      7.44 Lee Smith
                      7.94 Sammy Sosa
                      5.67 Mike Stanton
                      8.50 Alan Trammell
                      8.50 Larry Walker
                      5.17 Todd Walker
                      7.00 David Wells
                      5.22 Rondell White
                      7.33 Bernie Williams
                      5.17 Woody Williams


                      Now, highest score to lowest:

                      9.72 Roger Clemens
                      9.67 Mike Piazza
                      9.61 Barry Bonds
                      9.39 Jeff Bagwell
                      8.94 Craig Biggio
                      8.67 Tim Raines
                      8.61 Curt Schilling
                      8.50 Mark McGwire
                      8.50 Alan Trammell
                      8.50 Larry Walker
                      8.39 Edgar Martinez
                      8.00 Fred McGriff
                      7.94 Sammy Sosa
                      7.83 Rafael Palmeiro
                      ==== ============
                      7.72 Kenny Lofton
                      7.67 Dale Murphy
                      7.56 Jack Morris
                      7.44 Lee Smith
                      7.33 Don Mattingly
                      7.33 Bernie Williams
                      7.00 David Wells
                      6.61 Julio Franco
                      6.44 Steve Finley
                      6.39 Shawn Green
                      6.17 Reggie Sanders
                      5.78 Sandy Alomar Jr.
                      5.67 Roberto Hernandez
                      5.67 Jose Mesa
                      5.67 Mike Stanton
                      5.56 Jeff Conine
                      5.50 Ryan Klesko
                      5.44 Aaron Sele
                      5.39 Jeff Cirillo
                      5.22 Rondell White
                      5.17 Todd Walker
                      5.17 Woody Williams
                      5.11 Royce Clayton
                      Seen on a bumper sticker: If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
                      Some minds are like concrete--thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
                      A Lincoln: I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.

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