The Phillies' signing of Cliff Lee has created the best barstool debate of the winter, the kind of question that has no right answer but is awful fun to talk about:
Who has the best rotation in the majors?
Here's one humble ranking of the Top 10 rotations in the majors (and I'm going to cheat and list 11). Keep in mind: this reflects that a pair of guys who could at least alter this list -- Carl Pavano and Andy Pettitte -- remain uncommitted for 2011 as of this writing.
Earned runs: 279
Walks (and this is the most incredible number): 164
Earned run average: 2.84
Average innings per start: About 7
Those statistics are very, very special.
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