Raines vs. Coleman?
December, 26, 2007
In the wake of the recent news about the BBWAA opening the doors (if just a smidgeon) to non-newspaper writers, Rich Lederer asks BBWAA stalwart Tracy Ringolsby some tough questions and Ringolsby answers them in good order. Really, things don't get hinky until nearly the end of the long interview ... when Lederer asks about the names on Ringolsby's Hall of Fame ballot.
Tracy: Alphabetically, Bert Blyleven, Dave Concepcion, Rich Gossage, Jack Morris, Lee Smith and Alan Trammell. The biggest debates for me were Tim Raines, who obviously was overshadowed by Rickey Henderson, but also if you take Vince Coleman's five top years, I would say he outperformed Raines, too, and I don't see Coleman as a Hall of Famer. [snip]