Tuesday’s show on 610-WIP brought a healthy dose of optimism to radio listeners, especially when it comes to the starting rotation.
Brian Startare kicked off our interview by asking about the rotation and how they rank among the rest of the National League. I knew to prepare for this; during Glen Macnow’s earlier show, some were calling it the best rotation in the NL. I wasn't so sure, and spent an hour before the interview browsing depth charts and reading the latest reports. I’m not ready to call them the best, but they’re certainly in the mix. Here's how they shape up:
They look good, but they're no 1939 Yankees, 1993 Braves or 1979 Orioles. This year, I like the Dodgers and Padres better, and possibly the Brewers and Diamondbacks. What are your thoughts, and how do you like my sweet graph? It only took two hours to create, thus zapping any ambition to comment further on this subject.