Contenders' lineups, from best to worst

Yankees, Rangers and Twins in the best position to slug their way through October

Originally Published: September 8, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Power pitching wins in October, and with the playoffs fast approaching, everyone is obsessed with starting rotations. Will the Yankees find an effective complement of starters to slot in behind CC Sabathia? How tough are the Phillies going to be with Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Roy Oswalt in a five- or seven-game series? Can Cliff Lee put his back problems behind him and return to form in time to take the Texas Rangers deep into October?

In this week's installment of Starting 9, we pause ...

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