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Tim Hudson to retire. HOFer?

Tim Hudson has quietly announced that he will be retiring at this year’s baseball season. 

The 40 year old San Francisco Giants Pitcher cited that “it was time” and he is currently holds the most Wins (222) of any active Pitcher.  Hudson balances that out with only 132 Losses and currently has well over 2,000 career Strikeouts with a healthy 57.4 career bWAR.

Hudson broke in with the Oakland Athletics in 1999 and would have a very productive year in 2000 where he went 20 and 6, leading the American League in Wins and was the runner up for the Cy Young.  He would continue to be a large part of the A’s success for the next few years and while he was not necessarily considered the elite, he was considered consistent and a high level second tier Pitcher. 

Following his run in Oakland, he was traded to the Atlanta Braves prior to the 2005 season.  Hudson would have some injury issues, but would rebound in 2009 and make his third All Star game. 

Two years ago, Hudson signed with the San Francisco Giants and would make history as the oldest Pitcher to start a game in the World Series.  He would also earn his first and only World Series Ring.

The impending retirement of Hudson raises the usual Hall of Fame question and if he is to get inducted it would have to be based on his strong bWAR, which is currently 66th overall for Pitchers and is higher than many existing Hall of Famers. 

Hudson will be eligible for the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2021 and will be added when he add that section on

In our eyes, Tim Hudson is a borderline Hall of Famer (perhaps closer to the wrong side) but will likely be on the Notinhalloffame Baseball list.

We here at look forward to see what will be next in the career of Tim Hudson. 

Our 2021 Baseball Futures are now up!

It is time for us to continue our additions here at 

We have added to our Baseball Futures section by adding those who will be eligible for Cooperstown in 2021.

The complete list can be found here, but here are each of those who could appear on the ballot for the first time in ’21.

A.J. Burnett: An All Star in 2015 who led the American League in Strikeouts in 2008.  He is currently 31st all-time in that stat.

Aaron Harang: Harang led the NL in Wins and Strikeouts in 2006 and would finish 4th in Cy Young voting.

Adam LaRoche:  A winner of both the Silver Slugger and the Gold Glove in 2012.  He has over 250 Home Runs over his career.

Alex Rios:  An All Star in 2006 & 2007.  Rios would win the World Series with Kansas City in his last season.

C.J. Wilson: A two time All Star in 2011 and 2012.

Corey Hart: A two time All Star who is known most for his time in Milwaukee.

Dan Haren:  Went to three consecutive All Star Games (2007-09) and also led his respective league in SO/BB three times.  He is currently 7th all-time in that category.

Dan Uggla:  A three time All Star and one time Silver Slugger recipient.

Grady Sizemore:  Sizemore went to three straight All Star Games (2006-08) and won a Silver Slugger and two Gold Gloves.  He would lead the AL in bWAR for Position Players.

Grant Balfour:  The first Australian to be named an All Star (2013)

Jason Marquis:  An All Star in 2009 who would win 11 Games six seasons in a row.

Kevin Gregg:  A Relief Pitcher who was in the top ten in Saves four times.

LaTroy Hawkins:  A middle reliever who is 10th all-time in Games Pitched.

Mark Buehrle:  A five time All Star who helped the Chicago White Sox win the World Series in 2005.  He is currently 61st all-time in WAR for Pitchers.

Michael Cuddyer:  A two time All Star who won the National League Batting Title in 2013.

Nick Swisher:  An All Star in 2010 and a World Series Champion with the New York Yankees in 2009.

Rafael Soriano:  A Pitcher with 207 career Saves.

Shane Victorino:  A two time All Star with four Gold Gloves.  Victorino won two World Series Rings in his career.

Skip Schumaker:  A member of the St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championship team in 2011.

Tim Hudson: A four time All Star who led the AL in Wins in 2000.  He is 68th All Time in WAR for Pitchers, 69th in Strikeouts and 75th in Wins.

Torii Hunter:  A five time All Star who also won the Gold Glove nine times.  Hunter is also a two time Silver Slugger.

When you have the chance, take a look at this new section on and let us know if any of these former baseball players are Hall of Fame worthy!

40. Tim Hudson

After an excellent run with the Oakland Athletics, Tim Hudson would be traded from to Atlanta where he would win 113 of his 222 career Wins.  Hudson won at least 13 Games in each of his first three seasons and in late 2008 he underwent Tommy John surgery.  While that ailment took him out of baseball for a year he rebounded in 2017 with his best season in years with an All Star appearance, a 17 Win season and an ERA under 3.  He would finish fourth in Cy Young voting that year.   Hudson would win 16 Games the next two seasons and prior to signing with the San Francisco Giants after the 2013 Season he recorded 997 Strikeouts as a Brave.

23. Tim Hudson

Tim Hudson was with the Oakland A's for the first six seasons of his MLB career.  Hudson was one of the highest regarded pitchers in his time in Oakland, and his 92-39 record there was one of the highest winning percentages in baseball.

101. Tim Hudson

A four time All Star, Tim Hudson spread those accolades over three teams (Oakland, Atlanta & San Francisco).  Hudson would finish in the top ten in Cy Young voting four times, including a runner-up run in 2000.  He would also finish in the top ten bWAR for Pitcher seven times.  The sinkerball specialist would win 223 Games, an excellent number for his era, and most notably, made history by becoming the oldest Pitcher to start a Game 7 in the World Series, a game that his San Francisco Giants won, giving him his lone World Series ring.
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