I cannot see Mussina or Schilling in the HOF.
It took Blyleven, who had the 3rd highest strikeout total in the history of baseball upon his retirement, until the last year of eligibility to get in. His career FIP was 3.19. Mussina's was 3.57. Shilling's was 3.23.
They both had fewer wins than Blyleven. I know that in these Sabermetric times we should look past wins, but it has always come into play. And if we are doing that, then we should realize that if Mike Mussina had played for the Kansas City Royals his name would not even be in this conversation.
Tim Raines will finally get in, and I am happy for him.
Good posting. I think that your points are very good. Mussina was always good, just not great, not the ace, not the pitcher you had to have for a big game. He played on good teams and he filled his role, but I do not think he made the teams better.