Cleveland Indians Rotation: Who Should Be the Tribe's 5th Starter?

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Cleveland Indians Rotation: Who Should Be the Tribe's 5th Starter?
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The Cleveland Indians' rotation in 2011 has been a microcosm of the Tribe's season: perplexing.

Once one of the strengths of the squad in the first few months, enough question marks began to arise to force general manager Chris Antonetti's hand into acquiring Colorado Rockies' ace Ubaldo Jimenez.

With the acquisition of Jimenez, one of Cleveland's starting five has to be bumped from the rotation into either the minors or the bullpen.

So which starter should get the axe?

The leading two candidates are Carlos Carrasco and David Huff.

Huff was demoted on August 2nd, but many still believe he will be recalled when eligible on August 13th to take away Carrasco's rotation spot. The only reason that Huff was sent down over Carrasco is because Carrasco has a six-game suspension to fulfill.

Carrasco was very effective in the first half, but the second half has not been very friendly to the 24-year-old.

This slideshow will point out the pros and cons of each young hurler to determine the best pitcher to aid the Indians in a postseason push.

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