If you take out his final suspension shorted season where he went 3-4 in seven starts, he completed ten seasons with the Mets. That would give him 154 wins and 1835 strikeouts. Is it realistic that he could have pitched ten more seasons with the Mets? And if so, could the Mets have been more competitive in the 1990s? The extra 10 seasons would have kept Doc in Queens until 2003. Imagine the 1999 and 2000 Mets' teams with Doc Gooden as their ace. You can't say it wouldn't have changed things. Thinking about this more kind of makes you feel you were robbed as a fan. Doc unfortunately robbed himself more than any fan can imagine.
If he pitched ten more seasons at the same pace, he could have won another Cy Young and possibly could have thrown his no hitter as a Met. He was on pace for 308 wins and 3670 strikeouts which are similar numbers to future hall of famer Randy Johnson. No question Doc could have been a hall of fame pitcher. And maybe if he did steroids instead of cocaine, he could have put up Roger Clemens numbers, who ironically, was putting up the same type numbers at the same time as Doc.