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Old 08-26-2013, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Jinx View Post
That's just ridiculous. WAR is an accumulating stat. Great for Mark for being good to very good forever. That's not HOF worthy and it isn't even close.
Then why is every pitcher with 70 plus war in the Hall of Fame? Buehrle gets somewhat forgotten because he was never a flashy player. This is somewhat interesting too.

These are seven generation of pitchers. Some pitchers overlapped a bit but I feel all of them are where they should be.

Generation1 1880's to 1890's
Cy Young HOF
Kid Nichols HOF
Tim Keefe HOF
John Clarkson HOF
Amos Rusie HOF
Old Hoss Radbourne HOF
Pud Galvin HOF
Mickey Welch HOF
Clark Griffith HOF

Generation 2 1900's to 1910's
Walter Johnson HOF
Christy Mathewson HOF
Pete Alexander HOF
Three Finger Brown HOF
Ed Walsh HOF
Eddie Plank HOF
Rube Waddell HOF
Addie Joss HOF
Chief Bender HOF
Joe McGinity HOF
Rube Marquard HOF
Jack Chesbro HOF
Vic Willis HOF

Generation 3 1920's to 1930's
Lefty Grove HOF
Carl Hubbell HOF
Dizzy Dean HOF
Dazzy Vance HOF
Ted Lyons HOF
Eppa Rixey HOF
Red Faber HOF
Stan Coveleski HOF
Red Ruffing HOF
Waite Hoyt HOF
Burleigh Grimes HOF
Lefty Gomez HOF
Herb Pennock HOF
Jesse Haines HOF

Generation 4 1940's to 1950's
Warren Spahn HOF
Robin Roberts HOF
Bob Feller HOF
Hal Newhouser HOF
Early Wynn HOF
Bob Lemon HOF
Whity Ford HOF
Satchel Paige HOF
Billy Pierce...Possible future Hall of Famer

Generation 5 1960's to 1970's
Tom Seaver HOF
Steve Carlton HOF
Nolan Ryan HOF
Gaylord Perry HOF
Phil Niekro HOF
Don Sutton HOF
Fergie Jenkins HOF
Bert Blyleven HOF
Jim Palmer HOF
Sandy Koufax HOF
Bob Gibson HOF
Don Drysdale HOF
Catfish Hunter HOF
Juan Marichal HOF
Jim Bunning HOF
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Generation 6 1980's to 1990's
Greg Maddux future HOF
Roger Clemens...He had a Hall of Fame career
Randy Johnson Future HOF
Pedro Martinez Future HOF
Mike Mussina Future HOF
Curt Schilling Future HOF
Tom Glavine Future HOF
John Smoltz Future HOF
Jack Morris..Gets consideration and Buehrle has had a better career.
David Cone...outside chance of making it.

Generation 7 2000's to current
Roy Halladay...He will get in
CC Sabathia....He's got a decent shot but he looks like he's slowing down.
Felix Hernandez...It's still to early to say but he's got a good chance
Justin Verlander...Same boat as Felix Hernandez
Tim Hudson....This injury may cost him
Roy Oswalt....I don't think he has a chance
Cliff Lee...He's got a outside chance if he stays healthy
Bartolo Colon...Even with a steroid deduction he has no chance.
Barry Zito...No chance
Matt Cain...Possibly but he's geting lit up pretty hard this year.
Jake Peavy...Too injury prone
Chris Carpenter....Too many injuries
Dan Haren....No chance
John Lackey....No chance
Clayton Kershaw...Very good chance
Chris Sale...Staring out good
Adam Waignwright....starting out good
Zack Grienke...I would be surprised if he had a long career
AJ Burnett...I would say Buehrle is better
Andy Pettite..steroid deduction
Johan Santana...he has a good argument on being better than Buehrle but he looks like he's finished.
Cole Hamels....Possibly but I doubt he keeps it up.
Jered Weaver...He's looking strong.
Stephen Strasburg...Has potential
Matt Harvey....Might be injury prone.
Tim Lincecum...He'll probably be a reliever soon which may help his chances.

Mark Buehrle will have a top 8 career out of these guys.

Each generation will produce at least 8 Hall of Famer pitchers. I don't see too many of Mark Buehrle's generation having better overall careers than him.

Last edited by chicagowhitesox1; 08-27-2013 at 07:13 AM.
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