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Best Pitching staff of 2010

Yankees
11
19%
Red Sox
18
31%
Dodgers
0
No votes
Giants
10
17%
Cubs
0
No votes
Phillies
4
7%
Cards
2
3%
Seattle
4
7%
CWS
9
16%
 
Total votes : 58

Re: Best Pitching Staff 2010

Postby thedude » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:33 am

The Red Sox are going to be hard to beat in a short series with Lackey, Beckett, and Lester. No rotation can match that up front.

I really like Buchholz this year, but he is still unproven over a full season. Matsuzaka can be better if starts throwing strikes, and he pitched well after coming back from his injury last year. Both Buchholz and Matsuzaka have potential to be very good this or they could completely bust. I predict that one has a good year.
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Re: Best Pitching Staff 2010

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:36 am

I'd take the Yankees top 5 over anybody. The RedSox, WhiteSox, and Giants after that.
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Re: Best Pitching Staff 2010

Postby AquaMan2342 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:00 am

thedude wrote:The Red Sox are going to be hard to beat in a short series with Lackey, Beckett, and Lester. No rotation can match that up front.


Again it depends on Bedard because if he's healthy I think Seattle's top 3 is better than Boston's. Obviously he's a huge question mark though.
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Re: Best Pitching Staff 2010

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:05 am

AquaMan2342 wrote:
thedude wrote:The Red Sox are going to be hard to beat in a short series with Lackey, Beckett, and Lester. No rotation can match that up front.


Again it depends on Bedard because if he's healthy I think Seattle's top 3 is better than Boston's. Obviously he's a huge question mark though.

That has to be taken into account though. If I thought Carp and to a lesser extent Penny would be healthy all year the Cardinals would be on my list.
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Re: Best Pitching Staff 2010

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:09 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:That has to be taken into account though. If I thought Carp and to a lesser extent Penny would be healthy all year the Cardinals would be on my list.


WAT! :-o

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Chris Carpenter
Brad Penny
Kyle Lohse
Mitchell Boggs


Your rotation goes 1,2,FAIL ;-7
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Re: Best Pitching Staff 2010

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:18 am

AussieDodger wrote:Oakland (if 700 people don't go on the DL)

;-D


Homer pick! ;-7

Oakland's rotation is really boom or bust. Sheets, Anderson, Cahill, Duke, and Braden are all interesting pieces for a rotation but there isn't a safe bet among them.
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Re: Best Pitching Staff 2010

Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:25 am

AussieDodger wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:That has to be taken into account though. If I thought Carp and to a lesser extent Penny would be healthy all year the Cardinals would be on my list.


WAT! :-o

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Chris Carpenter
Brad Penny
Kyle Lohse
Mitchell Boggs


Your rotation goes 1,2,FAIL ;-7


We'll see. I don't see the back end being any worse than most teams.
The Cardinals ranked 4th last year in ERA, 3rd in WHIP and 4th in xFIP with 1, 2, FAIL. Unless you think Pineiro is tons better than Penny I don't see what has really changed from last year.
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Re: Best Pitching Staff 2010

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:26 am

Grounded Polo wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:Oakland (if 700 people don't go on the DL)

;-D


Homer pick! ;-7

Oakland's rotation is really boom or bust. Sheets, Anderson, Cahill, Duke, and Braden are all interesting pieces for a rotation but there isn't a safe bet among them.


Sheets/Anderson/Dusch/Braden/Gio is how it'll start off.
Cahill will most likely spend around half the year in AAA, with Mazzaro ahead of him in line, and Outman returning around August.
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Re: Best Pitching Staff 2010

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:34 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:That has to be taken into account though. If I thought Carp and to a lesser extent Penny would be healthy all year the Cardinals would be on my list.


WAT! :-o

Starting Rotation wrote:
Adam Wainwright
Chris Carpenter
Brad Penny
Kyle Lohse
Mitchell Boggs


Your rotation goes 1,2,FAIL ;-7


We'll see. I don't see the back end being any worse than most teams.
The Cardinals ranked 4th last year in ERA, 3rd in WHIP and 4th in xFIP with 1, 2, FAIL. Unless you think Pineiro is tons better than Penny I don't see what has really changed from last year.


Piniero's kee-razy 2009 GB extravaganza>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> anything Penny can do.
I stand by my 1,2,FAIL analysis :-D
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Re: Best Pitching Staff 2010

Postby DaSh 1s » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:48 am

The TB Rotation is absolutely disgusting in terms of potential.
Shields, Garza, Nieman, Price, Davis :-°

I absolutely love the CwS rotation as well. Very, very deep.

And I agree with Aussie, Atl is another favorite of mine

I do like the Sox rotation the best, but the health concerns are alarming Beckett, DiceK, Wake, and Lackey haven't been models of health
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