With Zack Greinke traded to the Milwaukee Brewers; who's got the best starting rotation now?
The Milwaukee Brewers acquired Zack Greinke on Sunday, adding the 2009 American League Cy Young winner to the top of what looks to be a pretty sweet starting rotation. Remember Randy Wolf, the most dependable of the Dodgers starters in 2009? Wolf figures to be the Brewers' No. 4 starter next season.
What makes a great rotation? An ace at the top? A quality starter every day? Both?
Here's a look at some of what could be baseball's top rotations next season -- tell us which rotation you would rate the best, and why ...
BREWERS: Zack Greinke, Yovani Gallardo, Shawn Marcum, Randy Wolf, Chris Narveson
GIANTS: Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Jonathan Sanchez, Madison Bumgarner, Barry Zito
PHILLIES: Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton
DODGERS: Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Hiroki Kuroda, Ted Lilly, Jon Garland
ANGELS: Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, Ervin Santana, Joel Pineiro, Scott Kazmir
RED SOX: Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, John Lackey, Clay Buchholz, Daisuke Matsuzaka
WHITE SOX: Mark Buehrle, Gavin Floyd, John Danks, Jake Peavy, Edwin Jackson
A'S: Brett Anderson, Dallas Braden, Gio Gonzalez, Trevor Cahill, Brandon McCarthy
We're sort of obligated to put the Yankees on this list, with the idea that they will buy some help, somehow. But for now, they don't belong.
YANKEES: CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Phil Hughes and ... Andy Pettitte, if he comes back ... and Ivan Nova
-- Bill Shaikin