Joel Sherman writes for the NY Post. HE's generally very good, from what I have read in the past. I think he writes a really good, fair article pointing out the similar Hall of Fame Cases for Joe Mauer and Don Mattingly.
Both had very good, extended period in which they won batting titles. Each has an MVP.
Both had a major injury that created or caused a decline that saw their numbers fall to still very good career numbers.
Mattingly topped out at 28.5% of the HOF vote in his first of 15 years on the ballot.
It's really a good comparison, though I do believe that Mauer's 8-9 years as a catcher and doing the things he did while at the position that hadn't been done in years.
Take a look at the article link below and share your thoughts. I know it's a topic that comes up from time to time, particularly in the offseason but I'm writing about it because is from a national/NY writer.