Originally Posted by JKidd
Besides Biggio being a 7 time all star, 4 time golden glove winner, and 5 time silver slugger winner, you're right - he wasn't much.
To me, Biggio and Roberto Alomar were THE 2 best 2nd baseman in the game during the 90s.
Schilling... 216 career wins, 3 world series titles, 11-2 in the post season, and the consummate Cy Young runner up. Low win total, yeah. But, compared to others already in the HOF, it's a VERY high win total.
Mussina is up next year with Glavine and Maddux I believe?
If you take his career numbers, and average it over a 162 game season, Biggio's Numbers are a .281 BA, .363 OB%, 174 Hits, 100 K's, 17 HR, 67 RBI, and 24 SB's. Solid numbers clearly...but great? I think not. And Gold Gloves, All Stars, and Silver Slugger's are all comparison awards compared to others at the position. I guess the NL was weak at 2B. I would also consider Jeff Kent and Ryne Sandberg for second basemen on the 90's.
As for Schilling, was definitely a big game pitcher, but 216 career wins doesn't cut it. I guess David Wells and his 239 wins and a 10-5 post-season record is a HOF candidate as well? How about Andy Pettite's 245 career wins and 19-11 postseason record?
The only point i was making is they were both really good players, but you should be great for the HOF. To me, Piazza had the best argument of the 3.