At least according to Yahoo!.com's Stan McNeal
1. RHP Jon Lieber, Phillies. With a 1.45 ERA in his first three starts -- and Brett Myers assuming the closer role from Tom Gordon (shoulder) -- Lieber has gone from extra starter to extra-special, from expendable to dependable. He has cemented his spot in the rotation.
2. RHP Brad Penny, Dodgers. The club's best starter has not been the one with a new $47 million contract -- he has an ailing right arm and a 7.36 ERA. It has been Penny, who was thought to be on the block after the Dodgers overpaid for Jason Schmidt.
3. 1B Todd Helton, Rockies. Continued production like this -- .386 average, .523 on-base percentage -- will make paying his megacontract easier for the Rockies to bear.
4. RHP Scott Linebrink, Padres. The decision to resist trading one of the game's top eighth-inning pitchers is a huge reason the Padres again have one of the league's top bullpens.
5. RHP Armando Benitez, Giants. He stopped all the boos, not to mention rumors he would be traded to the Marlins, by getting his fastball back into the high 90s. But should the Giants move him before his surgically repaired knee gives out?
Any interest in Benitez these days?