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In the year of the pitcher, the Giants proved that they had the best overall staff in baseball by winning the World Series.
The Phillies counter-punched in the offseason with the acquisition of Cliff Lee. On paper, the Phillies now have the best starting rotation in baseball.
Depth-wise, the Yankees starting rotation is pitiful.
After Lee signed with Philadelphia, the Bronx Bombers instead addressed the bullpen with the signing of Rafael Soriano.
With a solid pen and a deadly lineup, Yankee starters won't have to do much. Soriano and Mariano Rivera shorten the game.
I give each player a number. Here's the layout:
10: Best player/pitcher in baseball
9-plus: Superstar, MVP/Cy Young Candidates
8-plus: Consistent All-Star
7.5: Periodical All-Star
7.25: Solid Starter
7: Average Player
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