MLB Power Rankings: Where Does the Athletics Rotation Stand Among All AL Teams?

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MLB Power Rankings: Where Does the Athletics Rotation Stand Among All AL Teams?
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With Cliff Lee bolting to Philadelphia and the National League, Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum being traded to Milwaukee, Matt Garza traded to the Cubs and Andy Pettitte retiring, the American League has seen several teams take a step back in their pitching strength heading into 2011.

Meanwhile, other teams that leaned on young starters in 2010 will look for their pitchers to build on their experiences from last season, make adjustments, and turn in improved performances in 2011.

All four teams in the American League West ranked in the upper half of the American League pitching rotations. The Rangers were able to provide the run support to get their fourth best pitching staff in the American League into the World Series. Meanwhile the A's, Angels and Mariners mostly stood pat with their starting rotations for 2011. Where do they stand entering the beginning of the season?

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