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Postby Coppermine » Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:26 am

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Postby Old_Style » Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:35 am

i stumbled apon that too. is he hall of fame material if he calls it quits right now?
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Postby TheA'sFatLeadoffMan » Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:54 am

Old_Style wrote:i stumbled apon that too. is he hall of fame material if he calls it quits right now?


The question is not whether he is HOF material, but just how large of a % of the vote will he get as soon as he hits the ballot.

    -In the history of baseball, out of thousands and thousands of pitchers, only three have completed their career with 200 wins, 3,000 strikeouts and an ERA below 3.00s. If Pedro Martinez keeps his career ERA under 3.00 and records 2 K's, he will be the fourth. The three others Tom Seaver, Walter Johnson, and Bob Gibson.

    -Of pitchers in the modern ERA only 3 pitchers have posted two seasons with an ERA below 2 in their career. Pedro Martinez(1.90, 1.74), Greg Maddux(1.56, 1.63), and Roger Clemens(1.93, 1.87).

    -Pedro Martinez ranks #1 all-time in winning percentage of pitchers with the required innings pitched.

    -Of active pitchers Pedro's ERA ranks 2nd at 2.82, only behind Mariano Rivera, making his ERA the greatest among all active starting pitchers.

    -Pedro Martinez has the best strikeout to walk ratio in the history of baseball.

    -Pedro Martinez has averaged over 10 strikeouts per 9 innings for his career which ranks him #3 all time, higher than Nolan Ryan and Roger Clemens.

    -Pedro Martinez career WHIP is 1.0215, #3 in the history of baseball, better than Christy Matthewson, Walter Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson and Greg Maddux.

    -Pedro Martinez only allows a little less than seven hits per 9 innings, third best in the history of baseball.

    -Pedro Martinez has led the league in ERA five times, which is the #3 all time.

    -Pedro Martinez finished in the top 10 in strikeouts for 12 consecutive years, only one of those years did he not finish in the top 5, and three times he finished first.

    -In addition, judged by adjusted ERA (measuring a pitcher's ERA -- adjusted to his ballpark -- versus the league as a whole), Martinez owns the most dominant individual season since 1900. In 2000 with Boston, he finished 18-6 with an ERA of 1.74. Factoring in the 2000 American League ERA of 4.91 and ballpark factors, his adjusted ERA was 288 -- with 100 being above average. Many observers say that his 1999 and 2000 seasons are the most dominant back-to-back seasons in baseball history.

    -Pedro Martinez also holds the single greatest adjusted ERA of all-time.

    -Pedro Martinez holds the single greatest Efficiency Rating of all-time, and it isn't even close.
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Postby Old_Style » Sat Nov 04, 2006 4:05 am

guess i should've done some research before i asked
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Postby Yoda » Sat Nov 04, 2006 5:20 am

Pedro is a first ballot. He is up there with the most dominant pitchers in history. Best pitcher I have ever seen by far.
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Postby chadlincoln » Sat Nov 04, 2006 9:04 am

He and Tiki can take vacations together. Sorry NY.
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:56 am

Does this admission force the Mets to go after Zito harder now? I think they had to be considered one of the front-runners for his services before, but now that it seems they may lose their ace for good will the Mets get Zito?

Zito will be reunited with Peterson soon.
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Postby Amazinz » Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:42 am

Maybe but Pedro's rehab is already ahead of schedule according to reports in the papers. Pedro just said that he would retire if the shoulder didn't return to full strength. Retirement doesn't seem likely at this point.
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