It's not a slight on a player to say that they aren't Hall of Fame material when the simple fact is that very few players are.
Of the thousands of players who have played in the major leagues, only a small fraction are ever truly considered for inclusion in baseball's most exclusive club—and only a fraction of that group wind up as jacket-wearing members.
Hundreds of players can point to the multiple All-Star selections and major awards such as the Cy Young or MVP that dot their resumes, yet year after year they are passed over by the majority of voters.
These players fall into the abyss that is the land of the very, very good.
When we look at the rosters of teams today, you have some players who are locks for the Hall of Fame: Albert Pujols, Chipper Jones, Miguel Cabrera and Derek Jeter are the first who come to mind.
But those sure-fire locks are few and far between.
A case can be made as to why many of today's players belong in the Hall of Fame, just as a case can be made against them.
That's what we are about to do. We'll look at both sides of the argument, weigh the merits of each but ultimately wind up with the same conclusion—this group of players is headed to the abyss.