- Apr 21, 2005
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The greatest living athlete in addition to the greatest baseball player of all time will be inducted into the Hall of Fame today.
I said that it adds to his resume, but it's also nuanced. I'd certainly value a player with the best 5-year peak as opposed to a guy who played longer and accumulated more stats.Longevity is what separates great players from hall of famers.
Makes sense since his GF list includes Mariah, Tyra, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Adriana Lima, Jessica Alba and a bunch of others.For what it's worth, he is ranked 47th among position players in career fWAR. There's a volume aspect to that since he played so many years, but part of his resume is certainly his longevity.
Scott Rolen > Derek Jeter = Graig NettlesI said that it adds to his resume, but it's also nuanced. I'd certainly value a player with the best 5-year peak as opposed to a guy who played longer and accumulated more stats.
Ex. Scott Rolen is criminally underrated and should be in the Hall of Fame. He was incredible 97-04, but was plagued by injuries until his retirement in 2012.
This is my way of saying I think Scott Rolen was better than Jeter. However, taking longevity into consideration, I'd put them even.
Damn. Has anyone ever played the field better?His resume off the field is arguably better than on.
Jessica Alba (prime)
Jessica Biel (prime)
Adriana Lima (prime)