Would you Vote Ortiz for the HOF?
I think this is going to be one of the more interesting players when his time comes for him to be on the HOF Ballot.
I think when it is all said and done he will most likely have 450+ HRs, with an outside shot at 500 if he plays through his age 40 season
But lets say he retires after his current 2 year contract, and he hits 28 and 25 HRs (not unrealistic at all)
That would put him at 454 career HRs
with a slash around of about 282/378/545 with a career .390 wOBA, 135 wRC+
Offensively that is seemingly HOF numbers, but then you have the factor that he barely played the field.
Then there are the steroid accusations, where he tested for something positive but we don't know what. It was that list from 03 where he very may have well tested for something other than steroids, but was still a PED. We will never know because although it was leaked, legally they can never show this list.
Either way, you have that, but Ortiz was not a D-bag like Clemens, Bonds, Palmeiro, Sosa, McGuire, Arod, Manny.
For the most part Ortiz has an image that is 10 times better than any of those guys.
I think he is going to be a very interesting case study for a number of reasons when his time comes.
Obviously as a Sox fan I would want him in, but to the non-biased people how would you vote on him, if he ends with those above projected numbers?
Jackie Bradley Junior.... that is all