Last weekend was Twins Hall of Fame weekend, which brought all kinds of Twins greats back to Target Field. Michael Cuddyer and Andy MacPhail were inducted, which I thought was odd because it seemed rather quick to induct Cuddyer, and long overdue to induct MacPhail.
It got me thinking about which Twins players are not in the Twins Hall of Fame, but should be. I asked the readers of Twinkie Town to write about their ideas, and three of you responded.
Moonax was the first to respond, and picked the player that first came to my mind: Johan Santana. “A genuine ace and someone you felt confident about when he took the mound. For four years he was 'the' pitcher in baseball.” Moonax wrote.
CG19 had another very worthy response that hadn’t occurred to me for some reason: Joe Nathan. “In fact, the only reason he isn't in there is probably because he was pitching for the AAA Syracuse Chiefs this season until being released on May 31.” CG19 astutely pointed out.
Theo77 chimed in with a player I figured someone would write about: Caesar Tovar. “His ability to play all positions with a very solid glove and a very solid bat (7 consecutive years above .269 including a couple .300 seasons) didn't make him a superstar, but if you doubt how good he was, consider that he was garnering votes for MVP for 5 consecutive seasons, finishing as high as 7th the year Harmon lost out to some guy named Yastremski.” Good point, Theo77. Read the rest of his post here.
Which of these three players would you induct into the Twins Hall of Fame first?
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Who else do you think is missing from the Twins Hall of Fame? Leave your comment below and we can all fight over it.