Christian asked in SportsBaseball · 1 month ago

Does the Astros cheating hurt Verlander's chance at the Hall of Fame?

Obviously before any of this came out Verlander was a HOF lock, but he was knowingly part of an organization that cheated.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Probably not, because he wasn't a hitter.

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  • I don't think it will, his body of work speaks for itself.

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  • 1 month ago

    Cheating helps with the hitting, not pitching so he should still be good to go once his time comes, even though one can argue that the run support from the said hitting contributed to those wins.

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  • KaleyK
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    1 month ago

    For starters, we should wait until the MLB investigation is complete before declaring the Astros cheated.  Second, the issue is purely about 2017.  Third, the issue is sign stealing, which has no effect on Verlander's ability to pitch.  His 15-season WAR is 71.4.  That's why he is a Hall of Famer

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  • 1 month ago

    Not really. Honestly if I had to vote on putting Verlander in, my answer is no. For all the success he's had, 0-6 in the World Series?? That's not good.

    • Random Guy
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      That's a very stupid reason.

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  • 1 month ago

    Not really, because the accusation revolves around sign stealing, which benefits hitters over pitchers.

    Depending on how deep this investigation goes, the big loser could be the inspirational Jose Altuve.  Although no one who follows the game doubts his heart and work ethic, some of his hitting feats just do seem a bit "too good to be true."

    • Random Guy
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      1 month agoReport

      To be fair to Altuve, the cheating was said to have started in 2017 as far as we know. Altuve was already a star before that season began as he already won couple of batting titles and probably would have won it in 2017 anyways as well. The fact that he was also involved does hurts his image though.

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  • BB
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    There's no crying in Baseball....no crying.

  • 1 month ago

    It's completely irrelevant

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  • 1 month ago

    Not in the least. Your statement is false.

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  • 1 month ago

    Not likely.                .

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