Nearly Half 2012 HoF Firsties Not Starter Quality

December 18, 2011 by TheUmpire

Tony Womack Once again the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) erodes any remaining credibility with its 2012 National Baseball Hall of Fame nominations. 

Six out of 13 of first-year candidates have a career average WAR (avgWAR) of below 2.00, which Baseball-Reference.com categorizes as “reserve.”

Tony Womack comes in with an avgWAR of 0.15.  I guess he did lead the league in triples, once.  And he did make $6M one year with the Diamondbacks.  Okay, sorry, this isn’t Tony Womack’s fault.  He shouldn’t have been put in the position to be subjected to this kind of WTFing.

I have ranted about the BBWAA before, so it really isn’t news since it happens over and over and over again.  But I can’t help but ask. . .where is the outrage in the baseball community?

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