Trevor Hoffman earned his 600th save. Although he is a relief pitcher, and we all know how the voters treat relief pitchers when it comes to the Hall of Fame, Hoffman needs to be inducted. As a traditionalist I feel that Hoffman deserves to be in the Hall. Number two on the list of all time saves…Mariano Rivera.
Fans of the game have long spoke of River being in the Hall. If he gets in, Hoffman should be a first ballot inductee. In recent years much occurred in baseball that make fans cringe. However, there are specks of light at the end of the tunnel. Hoffman is one of them. Not only does Hoffman have 600 saves, but a career 2.87 ERA.
Relief pitchers do not get the respect they deserve sometimes unless they wear certain pinstripes. Trevor Hoffman deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. I’m not saying he should retire tomorrow, but when he does call it a career, his wait to go to Cooperstown should only be 5 years. Anything more, and the writer’s are on steroids.
Agree? Disagree? Let me know what you think.