MLB Preview 2011: Ranking the AL Starting Rotations

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MLB Preview 2011: Ranking the AL Starting Rotations
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The dilemmas surrounding the pitching situations have been remarkable this off-season.  The slap to the face of the Yankees by Cliff Lee, and the surprise sign by the Rangers of injury-ridden Brandon Webb, have been two very interesting instances. 

As the days dwindle and the rosters are being shaped, we get a much better idea about what the rotations are going to look like.  The AL, being the supreme league in Major League Baseball, has about as wide of a spectrum in rotations as you'll be able to find.  Not only is there a high number of extremely successful young-guns, but the amount of veterans who have slowly slipped out of recognition are becoming more noticeable. 

Here I will rank the 14 pitching staffs in the American League by overall ability, previous seasons statistics and outlook for the 2011 season. 

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