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When Todd Walker makes the hall of fame (this year?) will he be wearing a Twins hat?

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#1 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 04 December 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.

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Posted 04 December 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.

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Posted 04 December 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.

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Posted 04 December 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.

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Posted 04 December 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.

You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.


#6 ThePuck

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:58 PM

Funny article about how HOF hats are chosen...

http://www.sbnation....cap-plaque-wear

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Posted 04 December 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.

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Posted 04 December 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...

#9 righty8383

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:39 PM

Didn't he get a hit in like 11 straight at bats or something? Thats good enough for me.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 06:48 PM

First, there is no way Todd Walker makes the HOF.


Woosh?

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Posted 04 December 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.

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Posted 04 December 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.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

First, there is no way Todd Walker makes the HOF.


Woosh?


There's always one.

There is no May and Mayer. They're made up.


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Posted 04 December 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...

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Posted 04 December 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?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

I understand Walker has already texted Tom Kelly asking Tom to present him when he goes into the hall.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:40 PM

Awesome chief.

#18 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 04 December 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.

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Posted 04 December 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) . . .

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

they might make an exception to the 5 year rule for Derosa.

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Posted 04 December 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!

#22 SpiritofVodkaDave

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Posted 04 December 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.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:49 AM

I miss the old Bite-0

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:55 AM

Think he'll lobby for his infield-mate Scott Stahoviak to be enshrined as well?!?!?!

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Posted 05 December 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.

#26 gil4

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Posted 05 December 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.