Poll: Phillies rotation unanimously best

Updated: December 25, 2010, 7:23 PM ET
By Buster Olney

All but a handful of the primary free agents have signed, a lot of the baseball offices are shut down for the holidays and the major work of the offseason, by and large, is complete. Which is why this has been a good week to consider the overall landscape of the sport and ask this question:

Who has the majors' best rotation?

I submitted my ranking earlier this week. Here, 16 talent evaluators -- general managers, assistant GMs, scouts and a particularly thoughtful player -- responded with their top five rotations. And while it shouldn't be a surprise that the Philadelphia Phillies won the voting, given their rotation of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Roy Oswalt and Cole Hamels, it is a surprise that 16 folks agreed completely.