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Pomp
06-18-04, 08:06 AM
Question...

I havent read Bill James' Baseball Abstracts, but I know he is very high on Craig Biggio. In fact, I believe that I heard that Bill James said that Craig Biggio should be in the Hall of Fame.

What is his reasoning behind this?

ForceFive
06-21-04, 09:41 AM
Originally posted by Pomp
Question...

I havent read Bill James' Baseball Abstracts, but I know he is very high on Craig Biggio. In fact, I believe that I heard that Bill James said that Craig Biggio should be in the Hall of Fame.

What is his reasoning behind this?

I don't remember James' argument specifically, but it probably centers around the idea that he's arguably the best 2nd baseman of his generation, along with Roberto Alomar.

Both have a career OPS+ of 117.
Career high OPS+: Alomar 149, Biggio 143

Alomar: .301/.372/.444
Biggio: .287/.375/.432

Alomar was also the better fielder. Personally, I'd take Alomar in his prime over Biggio, but it's close.