Best pitcher in Blue Jays history, and a joy to watch on the mound every five days. He was a close to automatic as can be. Too bad that most of his prime was in that period between Delgado and Bautista's best spells in the Toronto lineup or else the Jays could've had something special.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Hall of Fame was a lock already for Mariano, but finishing for the Yankees is about your spot in Monument Park, for him and Jeter. Not that they wouldn't get in eventually, but there's some added cache to being a career Yankee.