Thursday, August 04, 2005

The Rafael Palmiero Saga

Prettymuch eveyone in the world has written thier opinion on this guy, and while I'm inlcined to believe someone is innocent until proven guilty, it sure doesn't look to good for this former boy scout.

I weighed in on the topic in two places this week.

(1) http://athomeplate.com/palmeirosteroid.shtml

In this piece 4 writers from the AHP staff gave thier views on Raffy's drug use. Here is a quote from my piece:

Giambi, Bonds, McGwire and Sammy Sosa might have used steroids but none of them was ever caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Palmeiro’s hand is so deep in the cookie jar that he has chocolate covering his whole body like Augustus Gloop, the child who falls into the chocolate river in Willy Wonka.


(2) http://www.fantasybaseball.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=280
(You can sign up for FREE to read this one and to have access to all www.fantasybaseball.com pieces).

In this piece, I examined whether or not, steroids or not, Palmeiro's record showed him to be a Hall of Famer. Suprisingly to most, I decided, based solely on his numbers, that is not worthy of the Hall. A snipet from that piece:

~ Palmeiro NEVER led the league in AVG, HR, RBI or OPS.
~ Palmeiro NEVER won the MVP, and in fact finished 5 th out of our five 1B in our review of MVP voting.
~ Palmeiro made only 4 all-star teams, the fewest out of the five 1B that we surveyed.
~ And the capper…despite an illustrious career that included a marvelous series of consistently good season, Palmeiro was NEVER the best 1B in his league for a single season in his career.



Those of you that are interested should be able to find all your Raffy info in these two selections.

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