I don't think anyone other than maybe the op is saying that Leake is the best of the bunch. I think most folks, however, are arguing that Leake is not a bottom of the rotation pitcher. And that context (defense, post-roid era) matters. Would Leake be less successful with crappy defense behind him? I'm sure. Good thing he's got great defense behind him. Leake will undoubtedly pitch up to if not over his current contract. Will he be a good candidate to sign long term? I don't know. It's not an issue right now.