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Postby wrveres » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:01 am

And its not even Close.


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Postby dukesimms » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:12 am

No love for Tigers? best staff (not counting fielding) last year.

Bonderman
Verlander
Robertson
Maroth

Jones
Rodney
Zumaya (he of the 100mph fastball)
Ledezma

With Rogers coming back and Miller and Miner in the wings we're looking good
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Postby Ender » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:46 am

I second the Brewers nomination, especially if Vargas keeps pitching well or if they bring up Gallardo. They have gone at least 5 IP every single start this year and the starting rotation combined had as many walks as Zambrano does alone going into last nights game.
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Postby Yoda » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:55 am

A pitching staff consists of the rotation as well as the bullpen. I think the Pads and Brewers have the best staff.

Peavy
Young
Maddux
Wells
Hensley
Meredith
Linebrink
Hoffman

Sheets
Bush
Capuano
Suppan
Vargas
Villanueva
Turnbow
Coco
and Gallardo chopming at the bits
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Postby Yoda » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:00 pm

YardBirds wrote:Don't forget about the Dodgers... they are right up there...

Brad Penny
Derek Lowe
Randy Wolf
Brett Tomko
Jason Schmidt

Solid Pen with Saito and Broxton


Any staff that has Bombko in the rotation cannot be anywhere near up there.
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Postby wrveres » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:09 pm

Yoda wrote:
YardBirds wrote:Don't forget about the Dodgers... they are right up there...

Brad Penny
Derek Lowe
Randy Wolf
Brett Tomko
Jason Schmidt

Solid Pen with Saito and Broxton


Any staff that has Bombko in the rotation cannot be anywhere near up there.


I agree.
Toss in, One of those guys is on the DL, history says one is headed to the DL, and another just came back from the DL.
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Postby YardBirds » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:39 pm

We are talking performance thus far, not your expectations. I never said the Dodgers had the BEST staff, but they are up there so far this season.
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Postby High Heater » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:52 pm

I'd say the Tigers have the best if not top 3..... and alot better then SD. shoot there Pen is just as good with Zumaya, Rodney, Jones.
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Postby thedude » Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:58 pm

I like the Red Sox as the best rotation.

Papelbon has been the best closer for the for over a year now. If Okajima can continue to be good and Brendan Donnelly doesn't fade, they probably have the best staff too. Other teams might have better bullpens, but a great pitching staff has a lights out closer (check), two good setup men (check and check), and a rotation with at least 2 aces (the red sox arguabley have 3, so triple check)
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Postby bceagles04 » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:58 pm

If we mean rotation as COMPLETE staff (Starters, Long Relief, Middle Relief, Setup, and Closer) then I would go with the Padres.

Peavy
Young
Maddux
Wells
Hensley
Meredith
Linebrink
Hoffman

I love it. You know what you get with Peavy and Young, Maddux and Wells are both getting a little long in the tooth, but they both have moxie, and know what they are doing. Another plus is that both are proven post season winners. Hensley is more than solid at #5. And as we all know Hoffman is one of the best closers of the past decade...
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