D-backs vs. Giants rotations
Got an email this morning asking me which team had a better starting rotation, the D-backs or Giants?
Tough to beat a one-two punch of Brandon Webb and Dan Haren and Max Scherzer in the fifth spot has a chance to really be good, though, he still has to show it for a full season.
Let’s take it on a spot-by-spot look:
Webb vs. Tim Lincecum: Pretty even match here, though if you want to give a slight edge to Lincecum I can understand.
Haren vs. Matt Cain: Cain’s got a load of talent, but I think if you have to choose between the two for this year, Haren’s got to be the guy.
Doug Davis vs. Randy Johnson: If RJ is healthy he would have to get the edge in this spot, but health is an issue.
Jon Garland vs. Barry Zito: I think Garland’s consistency wins out among these two.
Scherzer vs. Jonathan Sanchez: Maybe you look at this as a wash right now, but given Scherzer’s potential, I would take him.
It’s an interesting question and I am curious to see what you guys think.
Update: I neglected to mention that my pick would be the D-backs, but not by a lot. San Francisco’s rotation will certainly be a big positive this year. However, that offense…well, we’ll see.