Originally Posted by bigredmechanism
True. Cueto going down was a blow, but Latos stepped up for us big time in game one. I'd still take their staff over ours, but it's very close. I agree that that if healthy, our lineup should be much improved.
Frankly, once the regular season is done, you need to get hot. It's all a crapshoot, really. 97 wins means nothing on the first day of the postseason.
If Chapman becomes a solid addition to the rotation, than I would probably take our rotation.
Cueto, Chapman, Latos, Bailey...seriously those are all 4 potential aces right there. Bailey just needs to be that constant playoff version that we witnessed on a day in and day out basis, and not have GABP to mess with his head.
Oh, and I prefer Leake over Zito as well..if were discussing number 5's.