Pitching Staffs Overall: 1 - Boston Red Sox 2 - Tampa Bay Rays 3 - Toronto Blue Jays 4 - Los Angeles Angels 5 - Philadelphia Phillies 6 - New York Mets 7 - Arizona Diamondbacks 8 - Chicago Cubs 9 - San Fransisco Giants 10 - New York Yankees 11 - Cleveland Indians 12 - Los Angeles Dodgers 13 - Minnesota Twins 14 - Chicago White Sox 15 - Florida Marlins 16 - Atlanta Braves 17 - Cincinnati Reds 18 - Oakland A's 19 - Houston Astros 20 - Kansas City Royals 21 - Colorado Rockies 22 - St. Louis Cardinals 23 - Seattle Mariners 24 - Detroit Tigers 25 - Pittsburgh Pirates 26 - Baltimore Orioles 27 - Texas Rangers 28 - San Diego Padres 29 - Milwaukee Brewers 30 - Washington Nationals
Wow, Brewers 29th? They had the 2nd best team ERA in the NL last year. Now I fully acknowledge the losses of Sabathia, Sheets, and Torres, but they should also improve by losing Gagne/Mota. They also improved by essentially "adding" Gallardo (who could/should pitch at Sheets type level), plus the additions of Looper and Hoffman. Toss in the fact that Parra should improve in year 2, and I think this staff is at least league average, and most certainly better than the likes of Colorado and Pittsburgh.