Feb 06 2014
As we’ve seen over the past month or so, sports like baseball and football have announce which former players have achieved the most success in their playing careers, opening the doors to the Hall of Fame for them.
And while a lot of people can debate who does and who doesn’t belong in the hallowed fraternity of a sport’s Hall, one thing that can be debated is whether or not all the praise for currently active athletes is well-deserved.
It seems the word, “future Hall of Famer,” gets tossed around a lot, which is why we’re taking a look at a few players who get mentioned in that sentence more than they probably should.
5. Jason Giambi, Cleveland Indians
There’s probably a question whether or not Jason Giambi has Hall of Fame-caliber stats from his 19 years in the Majors, but if you compare his numbers to those who are in Cooperstown, he stacks up nicely.
While “The Giambino” does have 438 dongs, five All-Star appearances and an AL MVP to his credit, he’s still lacking that World Series title.
He may have been one of the best power-hitters while in his prime—even after admitting to steroids—but he shouldn’t get into the Hall if you ask us.
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