‘Tis the season for ill-conceived Hall of Fame columns, and today I beg to differ!)? If that’s the case, wasn’t it Jenkins’ job as a writer to make people pay attention? And where does Ron LeFlore fit into all of this?
Mark Grace and Alan Trammell: Rock solid. Like granite. Just too much stiff competition at their respective positions. No.
Maybe that’s true about Grace — the falloff from elite first basemen to Grace is pretty dramatic — but not Trammell. You got, what, Wagner, Vaughn, Banks (for a while), Yount (for a while) Ripken, Smith, Jeter, A-Rod, Larkin, and that’s pretty much it, isn’t it? While he’s no Wagner, I think Trammell fits in pretty well with that group.
As usual, that gets us nowhere. I just need to go off on one or two of these things each year to get it out of my system.