Originally Posted by M2
I don't have a problem with Sutter making it, but I can't come up with a rationale for keeping Gossage and Smith out now that he's there.
My problem with Sutter is
His success was limited to 8 seasons and he pitched only a little over 1000IP
The best analogy to the modern relief pitchers are placekickers and punters. The NFL HOF contains 1 placekicker and no punters.
Outside of Gossage(over 1700IP) the only other reliever I can see building a HOF resume for me is Mariano Rivera and he still has some work to do.