Art Vandelay wrote:Not to knock Mussina's career, but I see him as the kind of guy who has a long career of being very good, but was never great, and those aren't the kinds of guys I like to see in the hall. I'll take someone with brief greatness over someone with a career like Mussina's anytime. He only stuck out 200 batters four times with a career high of 218. He only had an ERA under 3.00 once, and under 3.40 six times in 18 seasons. He's been really good and remarkably consistent for a long time, but never great.
While I agree with most of this I think if he pitches again next year and gets up to 280+ Wins I'd vote him in and I'm usually pretty picky with who I vote in.