Re: Do we have the best rotation in the NL?
It really depends on what kind of year that Harang and the 5th starter has and the development of Johnny Cueto. I personally would say the the D' Backs have the best rotation looking at the xFIPs and ERA+ from last year, and I'll even use 2007 numbers to make Harang a little more comparable because he had an uncharacteristic down year last year.
Webb - 139 ERA+ 3.46 xFIP
Haren - 138 ERA+ 3.38 xFIP
Davis - 107 ERA+ 4.46 xFIP
Scherzer - 151 ERA+ 3.33 xFIP in 56 innings
Petit - 107 ERA+ 4.65 xFIP in 56.3 innings
Harang (2007) - 125 ERA+ 3.81xFIP
Volquez - 140 ERA+ 4.02 xFIP
Cueto - 94 ERA+ 4.62 xFIP
Arroyo - 95 ERA+ 4.34 xFIP
Owings - 77 ERA+ 5.06 xFIP in 100 innings
So based on these numbers, it is wasy to see that Arizona has a huge edge, but if Cueto develops and Volquez does not revert back to his xFIP and Harang turns it around, the reds could challenge the D'Backs, but I would have to say now the D'Backs have the edge.
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