Is suspended New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez a Hall of Famer?
“No,” said Hall of Famer Paul Molitor.
“I don’t think he was overly targeted by Major League Baseball,” Molitor said. “I don’t think they would impose such a severe suspension.
“I know that there was not a positive drug test, but there was just cause. So, no, I don’t think he belongs.”
Molitor was in Woodbridge, Ont., on Saturday night to speak at the annual Ontario Blue Jays Hall of Fame banquet as the team inducted its third class.
“I don’t envy the job that the voters have,” said Molitor, inducted 10 years ago along with closer Dennis Eckersley. “Regardless of where (Rodriguez’s) career was going, from the information I’ve been exposed to and read, I don’t think he will get in ... but hey Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds get roughly 30% of the vote.”
There was a time when many anti-Bonds fans waited for the day Rodriguez would wrest away the home run title.