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#1 BigSlick

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:21 AM

It's a great article and goes into a ton of detail, as you'd expect from Bill James.

http://www.grantland...ace-cooperstown

#2 rominer

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:20 PM

I feel sort of dirty reading Grantland.

But I'm glad to see the stat guru guy making the case that I kind of intuitively thought maybe should be made based on glancing at his numbers over the years (and colored, I'm sure, by the fact that the version of Evans that I remember is the mid-'80s late peak years, with basically no first-hand knowledge at all of the pre-Hriniak years).

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:27 PM

I haven't read Bill's article yet, but I have seen plenty of data that shows Evans to be very much worthy of the Hall, at least when compared to players already enshrined. If you believe in a smaller Hall, and that many who are in shouldn't be, then Evans probably isn't worthy. But does Evans compare favorably to guys like Rice, Dawson and Perez? Without a doubt.




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