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Roy Oswalt: Hall of Famer?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Reading about his free agency this week, and didn't realize he had a sterling 3.21 career ERA. He also has 159 wins through his age 33 season, and four or five top five Cy Young Award finishes, along with a top six finish.

    Obviously, he needs a few more good seasons. He and Tim Hudson have had very similar careers.
     
  2. ThomsonONE

    ThomsonONE Member

    Not even close.
     
  3. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    I believe Oswalt acted alone.
     
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The Chris Carpenter thread was a Hall of Fame thread, for sure.
     
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    You have to admit Oswalt is a lot more legit than Carpenter.
     
  6. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    P.S. Carpenter has a better ERA than Jack Morris.
     
  7. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Let me know when they rename it Hall of Very Good. Before the Gio trade, I would have enjoyed seeing Oswalt in DC. But the Hall? C'mon. He won't get to 200 wins. Finishing high in Cy a lot? How 'bout you win it now and then.

    Guy is damn good, no question.
     
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I wonder how many HOF pitchers never won a Cy Young Award. Not many, off the top of my head. Nolan Ryan and Juan Marichal are the two I've come up with.
     
  9. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    Lemme know when they rename it the Hall of Great.

    /willbefightingthisbattlewithhisdyingbreath
     
  10. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Moddy, buck had a helluva post on the HoF thread in which he makes the compelling case that this was established as the Hall of Very Good in the second class, after Ruth-Johnson-etc. And nothing has happened since to dispute that.
     
  11. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    Don Sutton, Bert Blyleven, Jim Bunning, Phil Niekro
     
  12. doodah

    doodah Guest

    Can we stop using wins to talk about pitching success? It's not a very good stat.
     
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