Ranking the American League East Starting Rotations Entering 2013

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Ranking the American League East Starting Rotations Entering 2013
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David Price won the 2012 AL Cy Young and led baseball's best starting rotation.

Last season, the American League East featured arguably the best and worst starting rotations in all of baseball.

While Tampa Bay’s rotation posted a league-best 3.34 ERA, Boston’s starting pitchers cumulatively posted a 5.19 ERA, which ranked 27th in the majors.

On top of that, not only did the 2012 AL Cy Young winner pitch in the AL East, but the 2012 NL Cy Young winner was traded to an AL East team this offseason.

Both David Price and R.A. Dickey will be pitching in the same division this upcoming season.

Dickey isn’t the only starter added to the AL East this offseason. The Blue Jays also traded for Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle. The Red Sox signed Ryan Dempster, as well.

While the Yankees did not add any new faces to their rotation this offseason, the team is still waiting for Michael Pineda to make his debut in pinstripes.

The following slides will rank the five starting rotations in the AL East entering the 2013 season. The teams’ staffs will be ranked by how the starting pitchers performed in 2012, who they added in the offseason and how their starters should fare in 2013.

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