Originally Posted by pythons007
This. I'm not making a case for buehrle either but the way bullpens are used nowadays and how misleading the win is, voters really need to change what they consider HOF worthy. I think quality starts needs to be considered. When you think of how bullpens regularly blow leads in remarkable fashion and pitch counts determine innings pitched...different criteria needs to be considered for starting pitchers going forward.
But the pitchers who belong in the Hall of Fame (with the exception of the elite of the elite closers and the occasional Hoyt Wilhelm) are the ones that are picking up wins because they go so deep into their games. They aren't the ones that are missing out on wins because they are pulled after six.