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Saturday, August 02, 2008
Tingo Tango! A HOF case for Edgar Martinez…one of these winters.
In short, in order for Edgar to compile a batting career like Wade Boggs, he’d have to hit for 3 more seasons at far below average.
Is it that important to “compile” data in order to prove your overall worthiness of a hitter? DH or no DH, if Edgar got to 3000 hits, he’d be in. And if Edgar sucked for 3 years, he’d reach the equivalent of Wade Boggs.
Edgar got his 1000th PA 3 years after Wade Boggs got his. The only difference between the two is that Boggs proved he had the better glove, but Boggs also managed to play a large portion of his career at Fenway Park.
To deny Edgar the HOF is to admit igorance. Then again, Edgar will have good company with Tim Raines.
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