Thursday, August 18, 2022

Todd Jones does not want any hall of fame votes

Todd Jones was good, he was bad, but in the end he has always been Todd Jones. The former big league closer is among a handful of players who are on the 2014 ballot for induction into the Hall of Fame.

Just don’t waste your vote on him.

Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine those are hall of famers for sure. Others on the list like Jeff Kent, Mike Mussina and hold overs like Craig Biggio and Mike Piazza could eventually get into the club that Todd Jones feels he’s not entitled to join.

In 16 seasons, Todd Jones finished his big league career with a 58-63 record to go along with 319 saves, 3.97 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP.

Despite 319 saves, Jones was only an All-Star once and never topped anyone’s list of best closers in the game. He was a serviceable arm for many years though and we figure the Hall of Fame will extend him a bathroom pass even if he fails to pay admission.

John Boarman
John Boarman
Founder and Owner of Tireball Sports.


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