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Buehrle a HOF player?

Postby Humdinger » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:37 pm

He was a member of the best postseason team ever. A world series winner. Pitched a no-hitter, and pitched a perfect game. Plus the guy is still in his early thirties? If he manages 15 wins for another 8 years, does he make it to the HOF?
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Re: Buehrle a HOF player?

Postby JTWood » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:40 pm

Humdinger wrote:If he manages 15 wins for another 8 years, does he make it to the HOF?

That's a big if, eh?

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but Mark has said he'd rather retire sooner than later, right?
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Re: Buehrle a HOF player?

Postby pokerplaya » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:41 pm

Humdinger wrote:He was a member of the best postseason team ever. A world series winner. Pitched a no-hitter, and pitched a perfect game. Plus the guy is still in his early thirties? If he manages 15 wins for another 8 years, does he make it to the HOF?


First he has to manage to win 15 games over the next 8 years. That is hardly a given. If he does, he will have 250 plus wins, so depending on his other stats, he could have a shot. But do you really see him winning 15 games for the next 8 years?

I don't think he will be a HOF player when it is all said and done.
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Re: Buehrle a HOF player?

Postby Yoda » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:44 pm

He is not even close to a HOF player.
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Re: Buehrle a HOF player?

Postby Humdinger » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:55 pm

ok... but how many players have the hardware he does. How many players in history have pitched a no-no and a perfect game? 5-6 maybe? How many have won a world series on the best team in postseason history? He isn't a lights out pitcher, but how can you argue with his career accomplishments?
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Re: Buehrle a HOF player?

Postby Yoda » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:04 pm

Humdinger wrote:ok... but how many players have the hardware he does. How many players in history have pitched a no-no and a perfect game? 5-6 maybe? How many have won a world series on the best team in postseason history? He isn't a lights out pitcher, but how can you argue with his career accomplishments?


So two games (perfect and no hitter) and a 7 game series qualifies him as one of the best pitchers in his generation? I'd like some of what you are smoking.
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Re: Buehrle a HOF player?

Postby Koko B Ware » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:16 pm

I believe there was just a story on ESPN a month or so ago saying buehrle and Sabathia had the next best shots at 300 wins. I say if he wins 250 he's in, as I believe that will be the new threshold pitchers will be kept to..
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Re: Buehrle a HOF player?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:13 pm

if glavine gets in, buehrle should get a look if he gets as much wins, no?
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