5tps "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

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Re: s "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

thats as close as they get. I will say no.
 

Flamingo kid

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Re: s "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

He'll make it............there has to be someone who has less than 261 wins who's in the HOF, right?
 
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Everyone's claiming the HOF threads now...open season :)

Anyway, I am leaning to the yes.

Keep in mind no player with over 100 wins above his losses has been left outside the HOF.

I don't believe he can hang around to get 300 though. What a comeback though, he was sharp today.
 
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Re: s "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

He'll make it............there has to be someone who has less than 261 wins who's in the HOF, right?

Todays win moved Muss past Ted Lyons (HOFer) into sole possession of 39th place on the all time wins list.
 
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Re: 5tps "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

Also Mussina has won just over half his career starts the mark of an excellent pitcher...he really is a slightly lessor pitcher than Greg Maddux, pitching his entire career in the AL East ...had Moose pitched in the NL who knows.

He is known for never winning 20 and never winning a ring in NY, he would have easily won 20 games in 1994 and 1995 had the strikes not occured.

Winning 19 in 95 in 144 game season
Winning 16 in 1994 in a little over 2/3 mark of season.
 
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Re: 5tps "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

Bobby Mathews has 297 wins and i believe he won over 40 one year.


:D
 

winkyduck

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Re: 5tps "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

Having said all that he does NOT belong in until Bert Blyleven gets in because Bert was a MUCH better pitcher than Mussina

Moose stays OUT until Blyleven gets in and if Bert NEVER gets in - neither does Mussina
 

Flamingo kid

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Re: 5tps "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

Having said all that he does NOT belong in until Bert Blyleven gets in because Bert was a MUCH better pitcher than Mussina

Moose stays OUT until Blyleven gets in and if Bert NEVER gets in - neither does Mussina
Yeah, but can't you say that about anyone? Roger Clemens isn't (going to get) in and neither is Pete Rose.

Its not fair to Moose to say that if so and so isn't in, than neither should he be. You go on the player's merits too. Its not Moose's fault that Bert "be home" Blyleven is not in the HOF so why should Moose be punished?
 
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Re: 5tps "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

Having said all that he does NOT belong in until Bert Blyleven gets in because Bert was a MUCH better pitcher than Mussina

Moose stays OUT until Blyleven gets in and if Bert NEVER gets in - neither does Mussina

Agreed.
 
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Re: 5tps "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

Blyleven had a lot of really poor seasons mixed in... Yes he did play for some bad teams, the Twins were pretty good when he arrived though in the late 60s, early 70's

Bert 287 wins /685 starts
Moose 261 wins/ 520 starts
 
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Re: 5tps "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

Blyleven

13-16 age 25
8-13 age 29
2-2 age 31
7-10 age 32
10-17 age 37

Moose never had one season like any of the above.

There was a point in Bert's career he wasn't even starting regularly...just too many iffy seasons to be a legit HOFer ...

No doubt he had many very good years and the best curveball maybe off all time.
 
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Re: 5tps "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

Blyleven did play on a lot of crap teams , for sure!

The Orioles weren't all that either for a portion of Mussina's career/
 
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Re: 5tps "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

Muss only had one full year with an era under 3.00.
 

munson15

I want winners...
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Re: 5tps "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

Not a bad ERA for the Steroid era he pitched in. I'd say yes, by a narrow margin several years into his candidacy.
 
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Re: 5tps "potential hall of famer" thread. Today's HOF candidate: Mike Mussina

7-18-08:


Mussina, who improved to 11-3 with a 3.00 ERA in his past 16 starts with career win No. 262. His 12th win of the season surpassed last year?s total.
 
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