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SpiritofVodkaDave
12-04-2012, 04:24 PM
First off, I realize there is a chance that Todd Walker won't be a first ballot hall of famer. He may have to wait a year or two, but no need to hold off on this discussion.

I think the clear choice is Minnesota: Walker had his best year in a Twins uniform and also played in Minnesota 2 more seasons then any other place. Though I could see him choosing Chicago because of the whole mystique of the Cubs thing, and he may not be a fan of how Minnesota let him go.

What are your thoughts?
I think he comes close to getting in this year. To many dirty names on the ballot and Walker is clean.

Brock Beauchamp
12-04-2012, 04:31 PM
I hope his plaque goes next to Ozzie Smith. One can only imagine what a double play duo those two would have been.

Unstoppable, to say the least.

SweetOne69
12-04-2012, 04:48 PM
First, there is no way Todd Walker makes the HOF.

Also, even if he did, he doesn't get to pick which hat he would wear. MLB now chooses which team HOF'ers go in with.

SpiritofVodkaDave
12-04-2012, 04:49 PM
I hope his plaque goes next to Ozzie Smith. One can only imagine what a double play duo those two would have been.

Unstoppable, to say the least.

It's a good comp no doubt, Walker actually gets a big check mark next to his name when you compare offensive output of course.

James
12-04-2012, 04:53 PM
I'm pretty sure the players don't get to pick which team they go in under any more. It's decided by the HOF itself, usually based on where the player had the biggest impact. Clearly, that would have been during his amazing career with the Twins.

ThePuck
12-04-2012, 04:58 PM
Funny article about how HOF hats are chosen...

http://www.sbnation.com/2010/7/24/1586171/baseball-hall-of-fame-which-hat-cap-plaque-wear

SpiritofVodkaDave
12-04-2012, 05:05 PM
I'm pretty sure the players don't get to pick which team they go in under any more. It's decided by the HOF itself, usually based on where the player had the biggest impact. Clearly, that would have been during his amazing career with the Twins.

Good point, however players can often "lobby" on their own behalf.

righty8383
12-04-2012, 05:36 PM
First, there is no way Todd Walker makes the HOF.

Also, even if he did, he doesn't get to pick which hat he would wear. MLB now chooses which team HOF'ers go in with.

Oh...

righty8383
12-04-2012, 05:39 PM
Didn't he get a hit in like 11 straight at bats or something? Thats good enough for me.

snepp
12-04-2012, 06:48 PM
First, there is no way Todd Walker makes the HOF.

Woosh?

ashburyjohn
12-04-2012, 07:00 PM
First, there is no way Todd Walker makes the HOF.

Very underrated player, I think he has a shot. Finished 17th in the NL in Plate Appearances in 2002, and followed that up the next season by tying for 30th in the AL in RBI. He really was that good, and his defense nearly matched that.

YourHouseIsMyHouse
12-04-2012, 07:16 PM
First off, I realize there is a chance that Todd Walker won't be a first ballot hall of famer. He may have to wait a year or two, but no need to hold off on this discussion.

I think the clear choice is Minnesota: Walker had his best year in a Twins uniform and also played in Minnesota 2 more seasons then any other place. Though I could see him choosing Chicago because of the whole mystique of the Cubs thing, and he may not be a fan of how Minnesota let him go.

What are your thoughts?
I think he comes close to getting in this year. To many dirty names on the ballot and Walker is clean.

Is this some kind of joke?!

When Todd makes the HOF, I think it's pretty obvious that he'll be wearing a Padres' hat. Unreal that this is even discussable.

GCTF
12-04-2012, 07:18 PM
First, there is no way Todd Walker makes the HOF.

Woosh?

There's always one.

diehardtwinsfan
12-04-2012, 08:23 PM
I hope his plaque goes next to Ozzie Smith. One can only imagine what a double play duo those two would have been.

Unstoppable, to say the least.

I think the HOF voters will probably wait and send him in with Mark Derosa...

mike wants wins
12-04-2012, 08:31 PM
Some of this is really cracking me up....but really, it is clear he he is first ballot. And I anticipate a Twins hat...question is, knoblauch may steal votes if he does not get in first ballot. So how do we help him avoid that?

USAFChief
12-04-2012, 08:37 PM
I understand Walker has already texted Tom Kelly asking Tom to present him when he goes into the hall.

mike wants wins
12-04-2012, 08:40 PM
Awesome chief.

SpiritofVodkaDave
12-04-2012, 08:42 PM
I hope his plaque goes next to Ozzie Smith. One can only imagine what a double play duo those two would have been.

Unstoppable, to say the least.

I think the HOF voters will probably wait and send him in with Mark Derosa...
Nah, he won't be a 9th ballot hall of famer. Way before then.

strumdatjag
12-04-2012, 08:44 PM
Terrry Ryan needs to save us from discussions like this by making a trade or signing a free agent or disciplining a player for a DWI (Oh that's Rick Spielman's job, sorry) . . .

diehardtwinsfan
12-04-2012, 08:45 PM
they might make an exception to the 5 year rule for Derosa.

ashburyjohn
12-04-2012, 09:34 PM
Is this some kind of joke?!

Yes, very impressive. </PoliceSquad>


When Todd makes the HOF, I think it's pretty obvious that he'll be wearing a Padres' hat. Unreal that this is even discussable.

I can't believe no one has proposed the obvious: Salt Lake Buzz hat!

SpiritofVodkaDave
12-04-2012, 10:28 PM
they might make an exception to the 5 year rule for Derosa.

Only if the Twins would realize he is a better option then Hannahan, then he would hit so well in the early season they would have no choice but to move Plouffe to 2nd base, where Plouffe would become the 2nd coming of Cano, then the Twins would win 95 games on offense alone.

crapforks
12-05-2012, 02:49 AM
I miss the old Bite-0

sorney
12-05-2012, 06:55 AM
Think he'll lobby for his infield-mate Scott Stahoviak to be enshrined as well?!?!?!

gil4
12-05-2012, 07:50 AM
My son will be eligible for the 2028 amatuer draft. Any guesses on what the #1 overall pick can expect to get?

I think you need to update your tagline for this thread. May I suggest "My son will be elligible fot the HoF in approximately 2055. Which team's hat should he have on the plaque?"

Of course, we all know the answer here.

gil4
12-05-2012, 07:54 AM
I can't believe no one has proposed the obvious: Salt Lake Buzz hat!

Great suggestion, but I'm originally from CT and I'm partial to the Rock Cats.