The Jury wrote:I wouldn't take him over Kris Benson. Benson's the first option on his team. Usually take all the aces before the depth guys.
Benson might be Pittsburgh's ace, but he'd still be in the fourth spot in the A's rotation. Lilly should be getting as many starts as Benson does, and the A's are a much better team than the Pirates so I don't think whether or not Benson is the ace of his squad is even a factor here.
That said, I think it's a bit of a toss up between Lilly and Benson. I suspect they'll both put up pretty similar numbers this year.