Originally Posted by mahagga73
Why a lock ? If barely above .500 most years, 3rd pitcher on his team, and a few good closing years are the standard heck yea lock. He was great in the postseason, much better than his teammates, which is weird, because Glavine and Maddux were both better pitchers than him normally. I'm not sure what to make of that .But it is a plus. I'm just struggling , looking at the numbers, and seeing a very good career, how so many are saying LOCK, LOCK, LOCK, oh yea, he's a LOCK . Tom Seaver is a lock, way better than Smoltz ever was.
He's a lock because he was a big part of the Braves run of division wins. Over 200 wins, 150 saves, 3000 K's, led the league in wins a couple times, Cy winner, multiple All stars, 15-4, 2.67 ERA postseason, NLCS MVP, good with charity stuff (Clemente Award), good with the media. He's not Seaver, but he's still a lock HOF.