San Francisco Giants Next Hall of Famer Will Be…
Posey is climbing the charts among all-time catchers. His numbers compare favorably with some of the best catchers in the game, and his three World Series rings will certainly play a critical role in determining whether voters decide Posey is worthy of induction.
His 2010 Rookie of the Year and 2012 MVP will play well with voters as well. With the 2016 Gold Glove now to add to the trophy case, you can make the argument that he is the best catcher of this era. Ultimately with Posey and his battery mate Madison Bumgarner, time will tell. As we will see with Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain, dominance doesn’t guarantee enshrinement. Voters demand that players dominate in their era as well as play consistently well for an extended period of time.
If Posey continues to play at an elite level for another five seasons, enshrinement might just be around the corner. The same goes for Bumgarner.
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Bumgarner has all the credentials a pitcher would dream of at his age. With three rings as well, along with a World Series MVP, Bumgarner looks like the best post-season pitcher of his generation right now. Only Curt Schilling, Bob Gibson and Sandy Koufax have put up numbers like Bumgarner has in October.
His regular seasons are getting better and better as well. For the sixth straight season, Bumgarner has thrown more than 200 innings and this season, he finished fourth in the Cy Young voting.
Schilling, who is on the current ballot, along with Mike Mussina, both have incredible career numbers and yet, both are on the outside looking in so far with voters. It will take several more dominant seasons for Bumgarner to join other San Francisco Giants legends.
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