BBA HoF Ballot Discussion: Dale Murphy

by on December 31, 2009 · 7 comments

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Dale Murphy

Nick: Dale Murphy won back to back MVP awards. Several Gold Gloves under his belt, at a premium position. No big milestones in the counting stats, and good – not great – percentage numbers.

Ellis Burks outranks Murphy in career WAR and we eliminated Burks before the talkin’ started.

Jim Edmonds outpaces Murphy in almost all aspects, save the MVP trophies.

Is Edmonds a Hall of Famer? If not, Murphy definitely is not.

Help me figure this one out Josh!

Josh: The only thing I can say in defense of Murphy is that he gets talked about as one of the stars of the 80’s. You are correct, that is not enough to get into the HOF. It is, however, a ticket to the Hall of Very Good with Morris!

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