"When you look back on it, you win 10 any way you can do it, it's a good year," Mussina said. "And, actually, my minimum's 11. I didn't stop at 10 in any of those years. I actually made it to 11, just like Spinal Tap."
...He leads the league in victories over his eight Yankees seasons, but he has not been an All-Star since he pitched for the Orioles in 1999.
"It would be great," Mussina said of a possible selection. "It has been quite a few years. For the last year at Yankee Stadium, this late in my career, after the way last year went yeah, it'd be exciting." (Kepner, New York Times)
Okay, I'm just going to come out and say it. I've been thinking about it for weeks, and it's still such a longshot, but...my number one baseball fantasy wish this season would be to see Mike Mussina finally win 20 games. I don't think it's going to happen--and I'll more than settle for 16-17--I'm just saying I can't think of anything that would make me happier. Just talking about individual performances, that is. Who knows, maybe he keeps pitching after this season after all. Maybe he winds up with 275+ wins.