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Old 08-31-2013, 05:43 PM
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I'm a big Mark Buehrle fan, but my HoF criteria for a pitcher is pretty simple. If you had a must-win game and could pick from any pitcher in baseball, would he be in your Top 5?
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:37 PM
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If he puts up 3 more 200 inning seasons he will.
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He won't even get 10% of the votes if he puts up 200 innings for 5 more years in a row.
If he pitches five more years of 200-inning ball, I would assume he would still be starting somewhat effectively (not relegated to the bullpen). That would be a total of 19 years in the league. Not many pitchers last 19 years.

I'm not saying he's going into the HOF, but after 19 years, he surely would garner >10% of the vote.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:08 PM
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If he pitches five more years of 200-inning ball, I would assume he would still be starting somewhat effectively (not relegated to the bullpen). That would be a total of 19 years in the league. Not many pitchers last 19 years.

I'm not saying he's going into the HOF, but after 19 years, he surely would garner >10% of the vote.
Especially in Buehrle's era. He's never been a top 5 pitcher but all of these top 5 pitchers have all fizzled out, Buehrle just keeps going. I agree with the poster who pointed out that he would never want a guy like Buehrle to start a big game but I sure would want a guy like Buehrle on my team for 16 or 17 years.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:07 AM
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Congratulations to Burls, he has now pitched 200 innings with double-digit wins in 13 straight years. Interestingly, he's become a lot more of a strikeout pitcher this year. And I agree that if he pitches another five or six years at his normal rate, he will probably get a few hall of fame votes but that's it.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:34 PM
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Default Vintage Buehrle Part II

Don't mean to stir up hurt feelings, but this is pretty awesome. I usually don't watch Quick Pitch in the morning on MLB, but this was literally the first thing I saw when I turned the tv on this morning. Had to record it quickly so I could grab a screen pic later.

This one is for Little Nell....
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I saw that, too. I chuckled. Who new MLB Network was reading our boards for inspiration?
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I saw that too and also LOLd. Kudos for grabbing the screen shot, Brian26! Unfortunately I missed the actual segment - was it on that game we were bickering about earlier, or just a general piece on Buerhle?
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:26 AM
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I saw that too and also LOLd. Kudos for grabbing the screen shot, Brian26! Unfortunately I missed the actual segment - was it on that game we were bickering about earlier, or just a general piece on Buerhle?
It was kind of half talking about his strong start to the 2014 season (a far cry from last year's miserable start he endured in Toronto) and also his win over the Orioles Sunday afternoon...

Though, that performance against Baltimore was pretty much pure, classic Buehrle... 7 IP, 2 K, 0 BB, almost 1/2 his pitches to contact...

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Old 04-15-2014, 04:03 PM
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Dare I say once again how much I wish he never left the Sox.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:31 PM
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I think I heard it correctly, he's got a 0.86 ERA so far. I don't expect that to last, but good for him. Edit- 2 runs in 21 IP. Wow.
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Old 04-15-2014, 09:39 PM
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Maybe Toronto will be selling in July, and the Sox will be buying?
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:29 AM
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:25 AM
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Buehrle's 4-year contract doesn't look so stupid anymore, does it? Remember all the talk on WSI on how awful the deal was. He'll be untradeable with all the money he's owed!

Next year is already the last year of his contract. I'd hardly call him an albatross for Toronto.

In hindsight, the Sox goofed when JR told a Sox legend to go take a bigger contract elsewhere and then gave Danks a $65M contract.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:31 AM
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Don't mean to stir up hurt feelings, but this is pretty awesome. I usually don't watch Quick Pitch in the morning on MLB, but this was literally the first thing I saw when I turned the tv on this morning. Had to record it quickly so I could grab a screen pic later.

This one is for Little Nell....
Thanks Brian.
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Old 04-19-2014, 02:48 PM
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Toronto beats Cleveland 5-0.

Buehrle pitches seven innings, four hits, no runs.

Buehrle's now 4-0 and lowers his ERA to 0.64.
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