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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.

  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 Active 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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