Originally Posted by palehosepub
How could Bagwell be ahead of Frank? Ask 100 knowledegable, unbiased baseball fans who was the better player and I'll bet 80 would pick Thomas.
Thomas will be a Hall of Famer, Bagwell will not be.
Originally Posted by asindc
Actually, Bagwell might be selected for the HoF, but Frank was the better player. I think Frank should be higher on this list and Jeter lower.
They're a lot closer than you think...
Thomas was a better hitter, but Bagwell played better defense and was a great baserunner, especially for a first baseman. Plus, Thomas DHing for a large part of his career is a knock against him as an overall player.
I'll take Thomas, but I'm not going to throw a fit if someone picks Bagwell.
They're both among the best 1B of all time and both should make the Hall.
plus Fenway and HOF weekend
plus St. Louis and Milwaukee
plus NYC parks and Minnesota
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