"Fringe HOFer's" should not exist. The HOF should be for All-Time Greats ONLY.
Hudson has never had a losing season during his 16-year career. That's pretty incredible.If he can somehow win another 50+, is it possible he can be a fringe HOFer?
Hudson has never had a losing season during his 16-year career. That's pretty incredible.
He also has one of the highest career winning percentages of the modern era.
It's amazing how similar his career stats are to Roy Halladay:
Hudson: 207-112, 3.43 era
Halladay: 203-105, 3.38 era
Of course, Halladay was much more dominant, has 2 Cy Young awards, was top five in Cy Young votes 7 times and his career was cut short by injury.
Even if Hudson gets another 50 wins, I'd put him in the Mike Mussina/Andy Pettitte/Jack Morris category of excellent pitcher, but not quite a Hall of Famer.