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    If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    If there was a pitcher to build a rotation around for this team, who would that be?
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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    Not bad WOY but there aren't too many knuckleball pitchers around today.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/woodwi01.shtml
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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty
    Not bad WOY but there aren't too many knuckleball pitchers around today.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/woodwi01.shtml
    Today... I'd take Santana

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    Hard to argue with Santana. My #2 is Zambrano.
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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    Factoring in youth, health, ability, and proven success, it would be hard to take anyone over Santana.

    My top 5 would include Willis, Felix Hernandez, Peavy, and Oswalt. Honorable mentions to Prior, Buehrle, Harden, Zambrano and Beckett.

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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    My top 5 would include Willis, Felix Hernandez, Peavy, and Oswalt. Honorable mentions to Prior, Buehrle, Harden, and Beckett.
    Yeah, I forgot about Felix. No track record in the majors is an issue, but his stuff is as dominant as anybody's.
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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    Santana.

    Can't argue with those results.
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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    My top 5 would be:

    1. Santana
    2. Halladay
    3. F. Hernandez
    4. Peavy
    5. Oswalt

    Prior, Buehrle, Harden, Zambrano, and Ben Sheets round out my top 10.
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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    Hate to buck the trend...(yea right) but if I'm 'building' around a pitcher he's going to need TONS of experience. A pitcher who's been everywhere and done everything there is to do in this game and still has some left in the tank. I'd go with a Clemens, Martinez, Smoltz, or Schilling.

    I'd start with Roger Clemens and build around him with Johan Santana, Ben Sheets, and Dontrelle Willis. I'd round out the rotation with either Jake Peavy or Rich Harden although I'd be very tempted for my 5th starter to go with potential like Felix Hernandez or Scott Kazmir.

    Well, that's my two cents.

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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    Santana
    Willis
    Prior
    Oswalt
    Peavy
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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    Jack Bien.....oh wait, your not talking about fictional OOTP online leagues....

    Ok then, I would have a hard time choosing either Santana, or Willis.
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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    1) Rich Harden
    2) Jake Peavy
    3) Johan Santana
    4) Dontrelle Willis
    5) Mark Prior

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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    I'd have to go with Santana as well. I would also consider Peavey and Kazmir. I think Kaz will be a huge stud when he gets those walks under control and beefs up a bit. The kid is only 21.

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    Re: If There Was One Pitcher To Build A Rotation Around

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
    1) Rich Harden
    2) Jake Peavy
    3) Johan Santana
    4) Dontrelle Willis
    5) Mark Prior
    That's my list exactly.


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