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One of the most complete hitters of his era, Vladimir Guerrero hit for power, for average, had speed and was consistent. Guerrero came up through the Montreal Expos and set multiple single season records in multiple categories there, but like so many who played there in the 90’s, the franchise had to let go of their stars, and “Vlad the Impaler” became an Angel and…
Tim Wakefield did not become an All Star until age 42, but the durable knuckleball pitcher was a dependable Starting Pitcher for years. Wakefield was never considered among the top players, but he was able to compile 200 Wins and 2,156 Strikeouts, which are career numbers that have to be respected; though not necessarily enshrined. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Melbourne, FL) Eligible…
Ryan Franklin lasted twelve seasons in the Majors where he had healthy stints as a Starter, a Middle Reliever and a Closer. He made the 2009 National League All Star Team and he would retire with a 62 and 76 record with 84 Saves and a bWAR of 11.6. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Fort Smith, AR) Eligible In: The 2017 Vote Position:…
Pat Burrell obtained two World Series Rings in his career, one in Philadelphia and one in San Francisco, and though he never was chosen for an All Star Game, he did finish 7th in National League MVP voting in 2005. Burrell put up decent power numbers with 292 Home Runs, and he had a career bWAR of 18.8 which was lowered due to his below…
Orlando Cabrera quietly amassed over 2,000 Hits and was a part of the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Team. Cabrera was regarded as a good defensive Shortstop winning two Gold Gloves and four times leading his League in Putouts by a Shortstop and three teams in Assists by a Shortstop. His overall bWAR was only 21.4, which is not really a Hall of Fame…
Mike Cameron was a decent power hitter who belted 278 Home Runs and swiped 297 bases making him one of the rare players to achieve over 250/250 mark. Cameron made the All Star team in 2001 and won three Gold Gloves, though was one of the biggest Strikeout artists of his generation as he was consistently among the top ten in that category. The Bullet…
Melvin Mora was known for his versatility as he was played numerous games in the Majors at Second Base, Shortstop, Third Base and Outfield and was good at all of them. Mora was a decent hitter, winning an On Base Percentage Title in 2004 and belting 171 Home Runs. Had Melvin Mora had more seasons like his brilliant 2004 campaign, he might have received a…
With all due respect to Ivan Rodriguez and Vladimir Guerrero, statistically speaking, Manny Ramirez is the top dog of the new possibilities for the 2017 Class. We will also say, he was the most entertaining. We are all aware of the eccentric “Manny being Manny moments, but ahead of all that was a man who was an incredible hitter who had a career slash line…
Magglio Ordonez proved to be a very good hitter over his fifteen year career, with 2,156 Hits, a .308 career Batting Average, a Batting Title in 2007 and had good power numbers with three Silver Slugger Awards and a career Slugging Average over .500. In 2007, Ordonez was the runner-up for the American League MVP Award and he went to six All Star games. He…
Julio Lugo had a decent journeyman career as a Shortstop in Major League Baseball, reaching the pinnacle as a member of the Boston Red Sox 2007 Championship Team. Lugo had 1,279 Hits over his twelve year Major League Baseball Career. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Barahona, Dominican Republic Eligible In: The 2017 Vote Position: Shortstop/Second Base Played For: Houston Astros Tampa Bay Devil Rays…

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    269.  Buddy Landel Two Nature Boys in Professional Wrestling seems like a lot, but three seems like overkill.  The third “Nature Boy” was Buddy Landel, who was a talented wrestler who struggled to escape mid card status.  Occasionally, promoters would let his talent prevail and trust him to headline cards and grant him championships, but Landel was deemed unreliable overall and despite his…
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