Re: Hall of Fame worthy? ....
He had a great peak, but 4 great seasons and a relatively short career does not an all-star make. If Carpenter is done, Don Drysdale will have pitched 55% more innings in his career than Carp and Koufax would have about half a season on him.
If Rijo had a couple of mediocre years as a full-time starter tacked on to his career, he'd be a pretty solid comp for Carpenter. Rijo plus a few mediocre seasons is not a HOFer.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 02-06-2013 at 05:42 PM.