This will probably be my last post regarding the HOF voting before the 2015 inductees are announced. I touched on the issue of comparing Mussina to current HOFers in the last post. Below is a simple chart showing how the “lesser” pitchers (i.e. not Pedro or Johnson) that are up for induction compare to some of the greats of earlier eras. It is easy to glorify the past and belittle the modern players, but as you will see, that would not be fair treatment.
I used sabermetric stats (like fWAR and ERA-) and old-school stats (like Wins and total K’s). The point being that, no matter how you cut it, these guys all deserve recognition.