It doesn’t look like 2010 will be a great season for milestones throughout Major League Baseball. We’ve been treated to some good moments the past couple seasons as some sluggers knocked their 500th home runs while Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th bomb. This season might be lacking of such milestones besides a couple ones by A-Rod and Trevor Hoffman. Let’s take a look at possible achievements that could be reached this year…

600 home run club: Griffey launched his 600th home run in 2008 becoming just the sixth member of this prestigious group. This season Alex Rodriguez looks to become the seventh member of this group. A-Rod sits just 17 homers shy of 600 and barring injury, he should easily eclipsed that number and more in 2010.

Newly-signed Minnesota Twin Jim Thome is also in striking distance of the 600 plateau, but he would need an incredible rebound season late in his career of 46 homers. I guess if he stays healthy and Target Field ends up being a launching pad similar to what Yankee Stadium did with the winds, Thome might have end up having a shot. But most likely, he’ll need to stick around for another season to hit the mark. Manny Ramirez is also in the ballpark, but needs 54 this season in the pitchers haven known as Dodger Stadium.

And since we’re on big home run totals, Albert Pujols needs 34 jacks for 400 career homers as he continues to pave his way as the most dominant hitter in the game today.

600 saves and counting: Trevor Hoffman is ready to add to his legacy this season. He already holds the lead for most saves all-time, but the 42-year-old closer is only nine saves away from being the only closer to save 600 games. Whoa. Hoffman is also still pitching effectively and closing games for the Brewers, so he should have no problem hitting 600 saves and more.

The 300-win club: Randy Johnson winning his 300th game might be the last pitcher we see do that for a long time. The closest active pitcher to 300 is the fossil Jamie Moyer with 258. Moyer is 46 years old, so I doubt he will have enough to get to 300, but then again the guy continues to ignore retirement and keep pitching. After Moyer, it gets interesting…Andy Pettitte has 229, he won’t get there. Pedro Martinez has 219 wins, but he doesn’t pitch full seasons anymore. Tim Wakefield has 189 wins…hey, maybe that knuckleball arm can hold up for another 15 years. It looks like the next best chance to get there is down around 150 wins, which includes Roy Halladay (148), Javier Vazquez (142), Roy Oswalt (137) and C.C. Sabathia (136). Sabathia’s age makes him the likely candidate to be the next 300-game winner, but nothing is a given. Either way, 2010 won’t feature a 300-game winner and don’t look for another one until some time down the road.

Hit Parade: No chance for any 3,000 hitters during the 2010 season unless some team lost its mind and signs Barry Bonds. Though we have a couple chances at 2,500 hits. Johnny Damon needs 75 hits for the big 2,500, and Chipper Jones needs a little more with 94 hits. Damon and Chipper should hit these totals, but no one is close to 3,000 hits this season (Griffey the closest with 2,763 hits).

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