Baines was ultra close to auto bid with 3000 hits. If not for work stoppage he makes it. At retirement he was the best DH the league had. Yes, I have him in the Hall for that.Ryan Zimmerman: .279/.344/.477 . wrc+ 117
Harold Baines: .289/.356/.465 wrc+ 119
For god sakes, Harold Baines has no business in the HOF. He had ONE year of 3+ fWAR. One.
There is no logical argument for Harold Baines being a HOF. He was a good hitter that was never elite in the league. If you claim Baines should be in then you open the door to about, no lie, 30-40 hitters who are not in the HOF.