I just got a ridiculous to me e-mail titled, HOF Debate: Is Abreu bound for Cooperstown. I laughed out loud when I saw the title of that message. He is on the ballot for the first time this year, joining several others with Phillies connections (Lee, Schilling, Rolen, Wagner and Ibanez). As far as Abreu, I think he'll drop off after this first ballot, I don't see him as a HOF player. He was a two time All Star, and never finished in the top 10 in MVP voting. He won one highly controversial Gold Glove and one Silver Slugger. Hit .291 and had 2,470 hits over an 18 year career. Good player, not great, certainly not a HOFer IMHO.
As for the others I vote yes on Schilling, Rolen, Wagner, I vote no on Ibanez and Lee. Thoughts?