Yeah, but Smith is a bit of a stretch
by sprack (2019-01-23 15:20:09)
Edited on 2019-01-23 15:23:29

In reply to: Some top relievers have had to wait a bit.  posted by Bruno95

I don't put him in the same class as Hoffman. As for Hoffman, 2 years isn't that long. He was going to get in sooner rather than later. He barely missed in his first 2 years. I would argue also that being a Padre for most of his career didn't help either.

Put it this way, I can't think of any closer not in the Hall right now who I would say is long overdue - unlike, say the DH bias where keeping Edgar out until two days ago was patently ridiculous. Hoffman waited 2 years, Edgar waited 15.