- Aug 29, 2011
a HOF career is really tough I think. I know wins don't carry the weight they once did, but it can be used as a proxy for career length as well. Another CY would be interesting, because all of the 3 time winners are either in or going to make it (Kershaw and Max) but I feel like he would need to win at least another 100 games or so (like I said, use that as a proxy for 6 or 7 more elite years if you want) and that's gonna be tough. But, the guy is unbelievable so I'm not going to say he can't do itHe has a chance to go down as THE greatest Mets pitcher of all time, which is high praise considering Tom Seaver was a legend.
Jake is really building a strong foundation for a HOF bid. Yes he’s older, but he’s a converted shortstop with significantly less miles on his arm than many of his peers. I also think he’s positioned well to get success as a finesse pitcher once his power velocity goes, a la Greg Maddux.
We as Mets fans are so lucky to have this guy. What he’s doing is just incredible.