Mark Buehrle Considering Retirement at End of 2015

According to CBS Sports, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle is considering retirement at the end of the 2015 season. Buehrle is in the final year of his contract that he signed with the Marlins and is due to make $19 million.

In a stellar career, Buehrle just won his 200th game to start the 2015 season. In this his 16th season, he is 2-0 with a 3.75 ERA.

Buehrle will be remembered not only for his consistency, having pitched 200+ innings with double-digit wins in each of those seasons, he’ll also be remembered having pitched two no-hitters.

On April 18, 2007, Buehrle threw a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers and picked off Sammy Sosa, the only walk he surrendered that day. A little over two years later, on July 23, 2009, he threw the 18th perfect game in MLB history against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Known mostly for his time with the White Sox, Buehrle is fifth all-time in strikeouts, sixth in games started, eighth in wins and eighth in innings pitched with Chicago.

He currently stands 201–152 with a career 3.81 ERA on a Blue Jays team where he is surrounded by young players (four of the six youngest in the league). The four time gold glove pitcher, affectionally referred to as “dad” by a lot of the players, has reportedly taken an active role in mentoring the young pitchers as they compete on a Blue Jays team hopeful to ride them to the postseason.

With his career highlights, his consistency, five all-star selections and a World Series championship in 2005, Buehrle would retire from the game with a solid chance at consideration for the Hall of Fame.

What do you think? Is Mark Buehrle a Hall of Famer? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Wayne Cooper

    Not if he retires at seasons end…no. same as Halladay. Great careers, but far too short. Both falling short of the *magic* numbers 300 wins and 300 strikeouts. Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz both made it in with roughly the same amount of wins that Buehrle will likely accumulate before the end of the season. But Pedro has a decade of dominance and also 3000 strikeouts. While Smoltz added to his value by racking up 150 saves in just over 3 seasons as a closer surrounded by 2 stints in the Atlanta rotation and he too managed 3000 strikeouts. So in ending I think they both fall just short. But I also think Buehrle pitches one more season……in Chicago.


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