Interesting question...

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I was reading an article about one future Hall of Famer for each team, and I noticed what they said about the Cubs.

"Cubs: Anthony Rizzo, 1B: Legitimate question: Are any players from the 2016 Cubs getting into the Hall? With all of them getting older and taking steps back in the last couple of years, Rizzo, still raking (and still beloved around baseball), may be the best chance."

He has a good point. With Bryant not doing as well, it doesn't look like he will. Lester probably will, but he isn't on the team as of right now, so he wasn't included. Could Rizzo? Maybe?

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No chance Rizzo makes it in. In fact Lester won't either. The only Active players I see with a chance(as of now) are Trout, Miggy, Pujols, Verlander, Kershaw, Scherzer, Degrom, Yadi, Posey. Obviously some young players can make a case for themselves down the road but thats the list as of this moment

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@the_dragon1912 said in Interesting question...:

No chance Rizzo makes it in. In fact Lester won't either. The only Active players I see with a chance(as of now) are Trout, Miggy, Pujols, Verlander, Kershaw, Scherzer, Degrom, Yadi, Posey. Obviously some young players can make a case for themselves down the road but thats the list as of this moment

I think that Lester will, but he needs to play for a few more years. If he doesn't get passed 200 wins, he has no shot.

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@the_dragon1912 said in Interesting question...:

No chance Rizzo makes it in. In fact Lester won't either. The only Active players I see with a chance(as of now) are Trout, Miggy, Pujols, Verlander, Kershaw, Scherzer, Degrom, Yadi, Posey. Obviously some young players can make a case for themselves down the road but thats the list as of this moment

Freddie freeman too.

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@thinkbluedgr said in Interesting question...:

@the_dragon1912 said in Interesting question...:

No chance Rizzo makes it in. In fact Lester won't either. The only Active players I see with a chance(as of now) are Trout, Miggy, Pujols, Verlander, Kershaw, Scherzer, Degrom, Yadi, Posey. Obviously some young players can make a case for themselves down the road but thats the list as of this moment

Freddie freeman too.

Freeman(and Votto for that matter), have had good careers, and certainly deserve it, but I don't think either of them get enough love from the HOF voters, which is what matters. That's why I left those two off

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And as much as I don't like him you can add Bumgarner to the list.

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Nelson Cruz has a shot only thing stopping him is he does not have 2,000 hits

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@the_dragon1912 said in Interesting question...:

@thinkbluedgr said in Interesting question...:

@the_dragon1912 said in Interesting question...:

No chance Rizzo makes it in. In fact Lester won't either. The only Active players I see with a chance(as of now) are Trout, Miggy, Pujols, Verlander, Kershaw, Scherzer, Degrom, Yadi, Posey. Obviously some young players can make a case for themselves down the road but thats the list as of this moment

Freddie freeman too.

Freeman(and Votto for that matter), have had good careers, and certainly deserve it, but I don't think either of them get enough love from the HOF voters, which is what matters. That's why I left those two off

Rizzo only has 2.4 less JAWS than Freeman. They're both heading into their age 31 season.

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@jz2016cubs said in Interesting question...:

I was reading an article about one future Hall of Famer for each team, and I noticed what they said about the Cubs.

"Cubs: Anthony Rizzo, 1B: Legitimate question: Are any players from the 2016 Cubs getting into the Hall? With all of them getting older and taking steps back in the last couple of years, Rizzo, still raking (and still beloved around baseball), may be the best chance."

He has a good point. With Bryant not doing as well, it doesn't look like he will. Lester probably will, but he isn't on the team as of right now, so he wasn't included. Could Rizzo? Maybe?

My pick for most likely Cubs HoFer is actually Jason Heyward.

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I think the only shoe ins for HoF playing currently are Kershaw, Pujols, Miggy, and Trout. I don't think Posey makes it, Molina would be my next guess.

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Max Scherzez

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The 4 likeliest members of the 16 Cubs to reach Cooperstown:

  1. Theo Epstein
  2. Aroldis
  3. Maddon
  4. ... Joe Nathan?
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@SaveFarris said in Interesting question...:

The 4 likeliest members of the 16 Cubs to reach Cooperstown:
4. ... Joe Nathan?

🤷

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no chance ever Rizzo makes hall of fame unless he gets much better

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Naaaa, when you look at some of the players who’ve missed out and almost missed out in the last couple decades, I don’t see Rizzo as a legitimate HoF candidate myself.

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@dbarmonstar said in Interesting question...:

Nelson Cruz has a shot only thing stopping him is he does not have 2,000 hits

Cruz already was suspended 50 games for using PEDs once. A second suspension would sink him from any HOF consideration. After all, nobody is fighting to get Palmeiro into the Hall despite his 3,000 hits and 550+ homers.

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@thinkbluedgr said in Interesting question...:

And as much as I don't like him you can add Bumgarner to the list.

As I always used to say would you rather have 3 Cy Youngs or 3 WS Rings? LOL Now its 3-1 Bumgarner

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JZ...sorry man Rizzo has no chance for the HOF

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@TEXAS10PT said in Interesting question...:

has no chance for the HOF

😠

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I see Rizzo the same way I see David Wright for Mets fans. Fan base loves him, was a great player for the team. Definitely not a hall of famer tho. Sayong someone isn't a Hall of Fame isn't a knock tho it just means they aren't the elite of the elite