Pogotheostrich wrote:Pedro not a Hall of Famer?!?!
Just compare him against Koufax.
Koufax - Wins 165, 2.76 ERA , 2324.3 innings
Pedro - Wins 166, 2.58 ERA, 2079 innings.
Also take into account that Pedro has pitched during an offensive era and it is a no brainer to me.
As of now, if Pedro didn't pitch any more, then I wouldn't count him as a shoo-in for the HOF.
Looking at the stats you provided (both pitchers are at about the same number of seasons right now) there is a glaring difference in IP. The difference is about an entire season's worth of innings. That tells me that Koufax was a work horse and truly pitched in his wins (meaning we pitched more than the min. 5 innings). In fact, Koufax has 137 CG; Pedro has 41 CG.
Pedro's never led in IP in the league and led in wins only once.
The 2002 season was a banner year for him (though lacking again in IP) but production fell last year and he's getting older (33, I believe). His consistency and shoulder are suspect. Pedro may need longevity to make a more convincing case for the HOF.
I don't doubt that when he is able to pitch that he can be the best, but what kind of HOF pitcher gets in that can't pitch 200 innings a season? We'll see how it goes for him between now and his retirement.