With C.J. Wilson having signed a five-year, $77 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, one could make a case that the Angels, whose starting rotation also includes Dan Haren, Ervin Santana and Jered Weaver, now have the best rotation in all of baseball.
Some, however, would probably disagree and argue that the Philadelphia Phillies still have a better starting rotation than the Angels.
The Phillies' staff is led by former Cy Young Award winners Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee, and also features Cole Hamels and Vance Worley. The Phillies used this group to win the NL East in 2011, but lost to the eventual World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series.
Going into the 2012 season, both the Angels and the Phillies have starting rotations with a lot of depth, and it will be interesting to see how both teams do. Regardless, the Angels are now better built for the long run than the Phillies.
Here are ten reasons why the Angels now have a better starting rotation than the Phillies.