While surfing the internet tonight, I came across an interesting article from Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi ranks all 30 MLB opening day starters. Kansas City Royals ace, Bruce Chen, comes in at #25.
Morosi’s comments about Chen:
The Royals’ rotation is widely cited as the biggest reason why they won’t compete with the Tigers this year. Chen’s presence here explains that. Don’t get me wrong: Chen (12-8, 3.77 last year) is a wily left-hander who can Moyer his way through a lineup. But that describes a No. 3 starter, not a No. 1.
Curious where the rest of the AL Central comes in?
- 1. Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
- 19. John Danks, White Sox
- 23. Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians
- 25. Bruce Chen, Kansas City Royals
- 29. Carl Pavano, Minnesota Twins
The only good news here, the AL Central looks to have a pretty weak starting rotations, other than Verlander atop Detroit’s rotation.