Next Stop for Mussina…Cooperstown?November 19, 2008
So the question I ask, is Mike Mussina a Hall of Famer?
My Answer: No and here is why:
- The magic number for any pitcher to get into the Hall of Fame is 300 wins. Mussina is 30 short of that mark.
- In 18 seasons Mussina has only one 20 win season. While I feel he is a steady, solid starter, if you really are a dominate pitcher and one of the best of your era I would think you would have more then one 20 win season.
- His Career Post Season stats are not that good. 23 Starts, 7-8, 3.42 ERA and has given up 18 HRs and 33 BB.
I was chatting with Ryan Naraine, a Yankee Fan and contributor to OnTheBlack.com and he says Mussina “will get some votes but overall, he’s not quite close. I would say he has an underappreciated career”.
What are your thoughts? Mussina in or out of the Hall of Fame?
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