Originally Posted by HadWayTooMuch
First of all, we all know it's subjective. You can read a stat one way and I can read the same stat another way.
Here is how I read his stats:
I see a guy that pitched for 18 seasons and this is what I see:
- 3 times - won 20 games
- 5 times - won more than 15 games
- 8 times - ERA below 3.50
- 0 Cy Young Awards
- 6 time all star
- 216 wins
Nothing to be ashamed of. Definitely belongs in the Hall of Very Good, without a doubt.
Problem is, it's called Hall of Fame.
Put Schilling in and we have to start talking about Bob Welch, which I don't want to do.
Hall of Very Good
Stop giving me wins because it's 2013 and using them to judge a player is ridiculous. And I'm not going to bother looking at the Cy Young as well because this guy pitched during the years guys like Johnson, Clemens, Martinez, etc. also pitched, some of the best ever and it's unfair to judge him solely against some of the best of all-time during the years he pitched against the baseball population, which we should we doing. And again, we've seen how votes go, I would have voted Trout MVP last year without a second though but he did not win the award others voted for - I'm not holding that over his head when he clearly put up the most value.
What I see: 3.46 ERA (7th during the years he played for pitchers with 3k+ IP), 86.1 WAR (fourth best, behind who? Clemens, Johnson, Maddux), 8.60 K/9 (third best), 1.96 BB/9 (third best), 3261.0, etc. He carried awesome rates for over three thousand innings (second best strikeout to walk ratio of all time), sorry that his totally independent wins aren't up to snuff.