According to Alden Gonzalez of the MLB.com, Vladimir Guerrero will be signing a 1-day contract with the Angels and officially retire from baseball.
The 2004 AL MVP played with the Angels from 2004 to 2009; he also played with the Montreal Expos, Texas Rangers, and Baltimore Orioles.
Guerrero, known for destroying mistake pitches, played for 16 seasons, making 9 All Star teams and winning 8 Silver Sluggers. He finished his career with .318/.379/.553 slash stats, 449 home runs, 1496 RBIs, and a 59.3 WAR.
It’ll be interesting to see how much Hall of Fame support Guerrero will receive. While not being tied to PEDs, he was one of the better players during the PED era; players like Larry Walker have publicly stated that it’s being held against players of this time period. Guerrero has some great stats, but I don’t know how they compare to others already inducted (future article on this).
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