I’m sure you’ll take a read of Bill’s case for Lance Berkman, and while I love Berkman, he simply falls short in this category. That may come as a surprise to some as Berkman was a lovable face of the Astros and a dominant player in his prime. So why do I give it to Wagner? It’s simple. Berkman was an amazing player, and it was truly a shame that he didn’t even get 5% of the vote to stay on the Hall of Fame Ballot. You know who did? Billy Wagner.
While Berkman was phenomenal, Billy Wagner is the best Left Handed Closer in the history of baseball.