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What is your team’s all time fantasy rotation

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This is my own thread and my rules You pick your team’s all time rotation. If they pitched The one game for your team but you get them in your rotation in their absolute prime. 

Example: Minnesota Twins could claim Steve Carlton and he will be as good as he was in his prime in 1972. 

Here is my Astros fantasy rotation and I will put it up against any other franchise. Top 3 pitchers are top 20 all time IMO  

1. Nolan Ryan 

2.  Roger Clemens 

3.  Randy Johnson

4.  JR Richard 

5.  Gerrit Cole

 

honorable mention 

Verlander, Dwight Gooden, Mike Scott, Larry Dierker, Don Wilson, Don Sutton Andy Petitte, Roy Oswalt, Robin Roberts

 

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Tough to pick from some great choices, but I’ll give it a go.

New York Mets:

Tom Seaver

Nolan Ryan

Dwight Gooden

Jacob deGrom

Jerry Koosman

 

honorable mention- Pedro Martinez, Al Leiter, David Cone, and I’m sure I’m missing some obvious names.

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This is a cool one, I'll play:

1. Randy Johnson
2. Roger Clemens
3. Whitey Ford
4. Ron Guidry -- the '78 version might be the ace
5. Lefty Gomez

Honorable mentions are arguably better than many teams' starting 5: Catfish Hunter, Mike Mussina, Phil Niekro, Andy Pettitte, Mel Stottlemyre, CC Sabathia, Babe Ruth, David Cone, Red Ruffing, hopefully Gerrit Cole

And just to argue a bit, I would definitely put Verlander ahead of Cole for the Astros and would really try to find a spot for Mike Scott if it's the unhittable '86 version, and would take Pedro ahead of anyone for the Mets

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RED SOX

Pedro

Clemens

Cy Young

Dutch Leonard

Lefty Grove

Probably could put in Luis Tiant, Schilling, Chris Sale, or Tom Seaver maybe?

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Rangers

With apologies to Bobby Witt, Cole Hamels, CJ Wilson, Colby Lewis, Matt Harrison, Aaron Sele and Kenny Rogers perfect game, this is the starting rotation I would pay good money to see:

1. Nolan Ryan (love him showing up on multiple teams)

2. Charlie Hough (not a true number two, but I want that knuckleball pitching after Ryan's heat)

3. Ferguson Jenkins (just a stud, and the team's party favor coordinator)

4. Yu Darvish (would pay extra for a Hough/Yu throwing session)

5. Kevin Brown (might be the best of the rotation, but the others are personal favorites)

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Dodgers

Had to pass on Fernando Valenzuela, one of my personal favorites, in making this rotation, but I couldn't resist using the 1 game rule to get Pedro and Maddux in here.  

Sandy Koufax - the greatest Dodger ever, in my opinion

Pedro Martinez - trading him away is the worst deal in team history

Clayton Kershaw - a stud in his prime

Don Drysdale - sidearm delivery and a willingness to pitch inside made it tough for righties to dig in on him

Greg Maddux - tremendous stuff paired with a great pitching mind

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6 hours ago, The Kansas Comet said:

Dodgers

Had to pass on Fernando Valenzuela, one of my personal favorites, in making this rotation, but I couldn't resist using the 1 game rule to get Pedro and Maddux in here.  

Sandy Koufax - the greatest Dodger ever, in my opinion

Pedro Martinez - trading him away is the worst deal in team history

Clayton Kershaw - a stud in his prime

Don Drysdale - sidearm delivery and a willingness to pitch inside made it tough for righties to dig in on him

Greg Maddux - tremendous stuff paired with a great pitching mind

Don't see how any other franchise can compete with this

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Randy Johnson

Roger Clemens

Babe Ruth 

Dwight Gooden in his prime

I guess Whitey Ford can compete with Kevin Brown and Ron Guidry for the 5th spot.

Oh, that's the Yankees, btw. 

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On 1/9/2020 at 2:42 PM, Bogart said:

Rangers

With apologies to Bobby Witt, Cole Hamels, CJ Wilson, Colby Lewis, Matt Harrison, Aaron Sele and Kenny Rogers perfect game, this is the starting rotation I would pay good money to see:

1. Nolan Ryan (love him showing up on multiple teams)

2. Charlie Hough (not a true number two, but I want that knuckleball pitching after Ryan's heat)

3. Ferguson Jenkins (just a stud, and the team's party favor coordinator)

4. Yu Darvish (would pay extra for a Hough/Yu throwing session)

5. Kevin Brown (might be the best of the rotation, but the others are personal favorites)

No mention of Gaylord Perry?

 

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Cleveland:

Cy Young
Bob Feller
Steve Carlton
Addie Joss
Corey Kluber

 

Luis Tiant
Satchel Paige
Dennis Eckersley
Bob Lemon
Stan Coveleski
Early Wynn
Mel Harder
Orel Hershiser
Sam McDowell
Gaylord Perry
Mike Garcia
C.C. Sabathis


 

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On 1/25/2020 at 5:31 PM, The Man With No Name said:

 

No mention of Gaylord Perry?

 

He deserved a mention, I just went with guys that I actually saw pitch live in a Ranger uniform. One of my first games was seeing Jenkins in 1981. Never saw Perry pitch live.

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Probably others that could come up with a list for the Pirates, but P has never really been a strength.

 

Pirates

Burt Blyleven - HOF 2 year stop in the Burgh (1 of them mattered)

Dazzy Vance - HOF got his start in bigs with PIT

Luis Tiant - Probably should be in the hall, late career stop in PIT

Garrit Cole - Got his start

 

An argument can be made for all of these Pittsburgh Guys for the last spot

Babe Adams - Payed in '09 and '25 championships.

Bob Friend - Great pitcher on not quite great teams

Willy Cooper

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On 12/5/2019 at 7:57 AM, MindCrime said:

Tough to pick from some great choices, but I’ll give it a go.

New York Mets:

Tom Seaver

Nolan Ryan

Dwight Gooden

Jacob deGrom

Jerry Koosman

 

honorable mention- Pedro Martinez, Al Leiter, David Cone, and I’m sure I’m missing some obvious names.

i don’t know here......ryan was a meh met.  if you give the mets ryan, you have to give them warren spahn.

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Tigers

Verlander

Scherzer

Newhouser (1 vote short of 3 consecutive AL MVPs)

Jack Morris

Denny McClain (if we get them for their prime, that was only 2 year for McClain but he won 2 Cy Youngs and an MVP in that time) 

 

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2 hours ago, Ilov80s said:

Tigers

Verlander

Scherzer

Newhouser (1 vote short of 3 consecutive AL MVPs)

Jack Morris

Denny McClain (if we get them for their prime, that was only 2 year for McClain but he won 2 Cy Youngs and an MVP in that time) 

 

Was Lolich better?  He practically won them the 68 series.

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18 minutes ago, Chemical X said:

Was Lolich better?  He practically won them the 68 series.

Lolich was good for longer but if we are getting peak version it’s McClain. In 69, McClain won 31 games with a 1.96 ERA. One of the better seasons for any “modern” pitcher.

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