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doublem23
09-27-2010, 11:01 AM
31 years old today, which is kind of hard to believe, since I remember when he was a 20-year-old phenom coming up from Charlotte in 2000.

bridgeportcopper
09-27-2010, 01:21 PM
just looked at career stats, 131 wins at 31....we were all talking about Buehrle possibility of 300 wins not too long ago, what about Jon? I don't think it's that crazy he is relatively injury-free. lDiscuss if you will.....

spawn
09-27-2010, 02:59 PM
just looked at career stats, 131 wins at 31....we were all talking about Buehrle possibility of 300 wins not too long ago, what about Jon? I don't think it's that crazy he is relatively injury-free. lDiscuss if you will.....

Not a chance in Hell. Let's say he played for 10 more seasons, which would put him at 41. He'd have to average about 17 wins a season to hit 300. His high has been 18. If he played until he was 46, he'd have to average around 11 wins each season. I just don't see it.

doublem23
09-27-2010, 03:02 PM
Not a chance in Hell. Let's say he played for 10 more seasons, which would put him at 41. He'd have to average about 17 wins a season to hit 300. His high has been 18. If he played until he was 46, he'd have to average around 11 wins each season. I just don't see it.

Yeah the only active guy who looks to have a real good chance at 300 right now is CC Sabathia, who has 156 wins under his belt and just turned 30, plays for the Yankees, and has a tremendous health record up to this point. At his current rate of 17 wins per year, he'd reach 300 sometime in 2019 at the age of 39. Assuming his weight doesn't catch up with him, I think he could do it.

spawn
09-27-2010, 03:25 PM
Yeah the only active guy who looks to have a real good chance at 300 right now is CC Sabathia, who has 156 wins under his belt and just turned 30, plays for the Yankees, and has a tremendous health record up to this point. At his current rate of 17 wins per year, he'd reach 300 sometime in 2019 at the age of 39. Assuming his weight doesn't catch up with him, I think he could do it.

Agreed. I think 300 game winners will be harder and harder to come by.

tstrike2000
09-27-2010, 04:39 PM
Not a chance in Hell. Let's say he played for 10 more seasons, which would put him at 41. He'd have to average about 17 wins a season to hit 300. His high has been 18. If he played until he was 46, he'd have to average around 11 wins each season. I just don't see it.

Especially with his career record of 131-114 and 4.34 career ERA. No way Jose.

doublem23
09-27-2010, 04:56 PM
Agreed. I think 300 game winners will be harder and harder to come by.

Probably, although I should have mentioned Halladay also has an outside chance now that he's out of Toronto. Current pace puts him to 300 right around his 41st birthday, but of course, beingin Philadelphia he's racking up wins much faster than he was in Toronto.

After those two, I don't know. Even Lincecum is 16 years away at his current rate of wins, which would make him 42.

Dibbs
09-27-2010, 06:51 PM
Obviously Garland will never sniff 300. That's ridiculous to think that. However, the fact that he could get to 200 wins is pretty amazing.

veeter
09-28-2010, 04:37 PM
Garland will never be classified as being good enough to win 300 games, because he doesn't have a big fastball. His winning percentage is also an issue. But if he really, really wanted to, he could win well over 200 games. He's got a rubber arm.

JermaineDye05
09-28-2010, 04:46 PM
Arguably our best pitcher in the first half of 2005.

I still remember those back-to-back four hit shutouts against the Tigers and A's.

Huisj
09-28-2010, 07:50 PM
Crazy that I can still remember where I was when I listened to a bit of his first start on the radio on the 4th of July in 2000. I was excited that he got called up but bummed that it was the 4th of July because I was supposed to go downtown with friends to watch fireworks. Somehow I ended up getting to drive myself downtown after we met up at someone's house and got the game on the radio...only to be let down the score that I heard. Hard to believe that was more than 10 years ago.

#1swisher
09-28-2010, 09:22 PM
31 years old today, which is kind of hard to believe, since I remember when he was a 20-year-old phenom coming up from Charlotte in 2000.

:happybday to a great pitcher :gulp: