Monday, February 25, 2008
#186 Rafael Palmeiro
Why this card is awesome: Because scout Earl Winn on the back has absolutely nothing to do with pitcher Early Wynn.
Cool stat: Palmeiro raked against Charlie Nagy and Brad Radke.
Palmeiro is an interesting case for the HOF. His HOF Monitor on B-R.com is 178.0, with a likely HOFer being above 100. But sentiment has been squarely against him since many feel that he lied about using PEDs. Mark McGwire has been hurt in the voting in basically the same situation--no official positive tests but a lot of Canseco-fueled suspicion. Palmeiro has superior stats to McGwire, though.