Great article! I enjoyed your points of view and your rankings on the best rotation. Personally, I know I'm an A's fan, but they have the most proven staff thus far. Hudson, Mulder and Zito are almost a sure bet for 18 wins. Redman can pull of 15 or so, and Harden is almost a sure bet for 10-12. I know the Cubs have the young guns and the Yanks have "Muss," Vazquez and Brown... But!!! Mussina hasn't started out well at all, infact, it's been terrible. Brown, as we all know, will be on the DL more than once this year. So that leaves Vazquez, who is erratic at times. Now for the Cubs... Prior is out for a while, possibly the season. Wood can have trouble with walking people. Zambrano gets pitched "into the dirt" every year by Dusty Baker. Clement and Maddux aren't as good as they are cracked up to be, seeing as it's Greg Maddux. The 'Stros have Pettitte, Clemens, Oswalt and Miller. Pettitte is on the DL, Clemens will win 16. Oswalt will win 14, but be on the DL alot and Miller will have a good year, but the A's are still better. Finally the Bo Sox, 5 words... Curt Schilling AND Pedro Martinez. They have a good 1-2 punch, but the A's have a 1-2-3 knockout punch. Pedro has a habit of not going out until it's to late. i.e. last year in the playoffs. Schilling is still a monster, but is like 38 or something. Well, that's my opinion, later days.