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Can MLB's Top Rotations Carry Their Teams to Glory
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In recent years, baseball has seen a shift from offensive-powered to pitching-powered teams. That’s not to say we still don’t have power offenses. Last year, the Yankees broke their single-season home run record with 245 long balls.

However, more and more franchises are starting to build their teams around pitchers. Look at the Nationals, Phillies and Rays. (The Rays didn't make these top rotations with the loss of James Shields.) 

In this day and age, pitching wins championships. It is the backbone to any team.

Chances are, if a club has a weak starting rotation, they’re in for a long season. We’ve seen how pitching injuries have severely hurt a team’s playoff run. 

Many teams are starting to form elite pitching rotations in hopes of hoisting the World Series trophy. But, there are only six teams who I consider to have the top rotations in baseball.

At this early stage, let’s see if these rotations have what it takes.

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