Former Twins player and new coach Paul Molitor was asked this weekend at a banquet in Ontario what his thoughts are on Alex Rodriguez. If he had it his way, Molitor said, A-Rod would not join him in Cooperstown.


Is suspended New York Yankee third baseman 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 Saturday night. “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 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 from what I have read, I don’t think he will get in … but hey Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds get roughly 30% of the vote.

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