The Electric Commentary

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The Hall of Fame

Ahren analyzes the mistakes and the snubs as only he can:

3)blyleven not getting in. just criminal. 4970 IP, with and ERA+ of 113. 5th on the all-time k list. he gets hosed because he played for shitty small-market teams for the majority of his career. try this exercise-- if i'm baseball God and you're a GM and you come to me, and i tell you that you can have 2 of the following 3 pitchers for their entire career:

pitcher A-- 5000 IP, 113 ERA+
pitcher B-- 2000 IP, 126 ERA+
pitcher C-- 1000 IP, 136 ERA+

who would you leave out? i'm guessing you wouldn't even hesitate in leaving out C. obviously A is blyleven, B is gossage, and C is sutter. sutter was a great player and he had a cool beard, but this is a travesty.


  • It really is amazing how clueless the voters are. Blyleven isn't just a Hall of Famer, he's a slam-dunk first-ballot Hall of Famer. Or, he would be if the voters had any idea what they're doing.

    By Blogger MDS, at 7:45 PM  

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