Originally Posted by DeadMoney
IMO, Buehrle can hang out with Billy Pierce in the Hall of Damn Good, since both will just miss the Hall of Fame. In fact, in a few years you'll probably be able to replace Pierce's name with Buehrle's in a piece like this
and it'll still fit (interestingly enough, both guys have an ERA+ of 119).
The difference is that Pierce was an elite AL pitcher in his prime. Buehrle, for as great as his career has been, was never really that.