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Jake Arrieta: HOF?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, May 25, 2016.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Tim Lincecum and Bret Saberhagen say yes.
  3. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    He's no Chris Sale.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I won't know that until I read an article by people who don't watch baseball.
    Mr. Sunshine likes this.
  5. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Watching baseball is so old school.
    RickStain likes this.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    If Jake Arrieta pitches like a Hall of Famer the next 10 years, he'll make the Hall of Fame.
    Football_Bat, HanSenSE and heyabbott like this.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    When he wins his 3rd Cy Young we can begin the discussion.

    Is Kershaw a HOF right now? Or does he need to maintain a 17 win a year pace for another 6 years?
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    He will be a Hall of Famer after his first start next season, even if he blows out his shoulder on his first pitch of the year.
  9. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member


    Three CY Youngs, a second place finish and a third. Also an MVP. I'd vote him in right now if he got hit by a bus and never pitched another inning. I mean, look at all that black ink.
  10. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    Even waving the 10-year career requirement, yes.
  11. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Kershaw is a superior version of my generation's lefty whiz, Don Gullett, who was also on the HOF path too until his shoulder fell apart.
  12. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    To say nothing of the fact that as of this moment, he is already 97th in WAR for pitchers and 104th in MLB history in strikeouts and should be top 8- in both by the end of the season. And for guys who have pitched at least nine seasons and 1,0000 innings, he has the 18th lowest ERA in history.
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