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What is the best rotation you can come up with?

What is the best rotation you can come up with?

scottieburr

Probably a wheel, I see no flaws with that


Grimpig

What about a turbine?


MacJonesandCheese

Just a high tech wheel


dudenotcool

5 Brett Philips'


BeatlesRays

Or one 5 armed Brett Phillips


dudenotcool

I need to sit down and think about this


connerbv

I’ll take 1884 Old Hoss Radbourn. That’s it. He’ll pitch every game


HabbaTheJutt1003

I'd gladly take him over Tim Keefe


real_sophon

15 Jacob deGroms. Pitch them 3 innings each. Never lose a game.


RememberClarington

i feel like if he weren't on the IL rn, more people would have him in their 5


RacinGracey

Playoffs: Bumgarner, Matthewson, Hoyt, Koufax, and Cliff Lee


Grimpig

Five Logan Webb's.


Alejandreezy

And Pablo Sandoval to close


sam_e5

Chris Davis is the setup man.


TRocho10

Rizzo in long relief


sam_e5

Might as well close the post we have a winner.


ih-unh-unh

But how will Bumgarner win the WS MVP?


MarkerMagnum

Closer.


ih-unh-unh

Then how will he hit dongs? I'm so confused.


MarkerMagnum

Walk offs.


That_Geek

Satchel/Koufax/Mathewson/Pedro/Randy johnson Honestly can’t believe I’m the first person to get Paige up there, he’s the first person I thought of


sam_e5

I would like to say that I did think about him.


im0wen

Rizzo, Rizzo, Rizzo, Astudillo, Rizzo


notaverysmartdog

How could you forget noted flamethrower Brett phillips


im0wen

Part of the bullpen


BiovaniGernard

Walter Johnson, Tim Keefe, Cy Young, Babe Ruth, Old Hoss Radbourn They get to use the dead ball era strike zone and mound too. Good luck hitting that weird sidearm 92 from The Big Train when the strike zone goes up to your head. Oh and they’ve been using the same ball the entire game so it’s covered in dirt and spit AND CF is 600’, have fun.


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sam_e5

I was thinking about W Johnson and Grove. It’s very difficult to just choose five. Seaver, Clemens, R Johnson, and Pedro were no doubters for me though for my rotation.


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sam_e5

Phil Niekro is so much fun to use in The Show.


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sam_e5

Cowards


MankuyRLaffy

>Walter Johnson, Walter Johnson fucked the DH, look at his hitting stats for a pitcher, his OPS+ some seasons was way above what it should be, 98 for a pitcher? LOL.


strcy

Pedro, Clemens, Randy Johnson, Gibson and Koufax Relievers: MadBum and Rivera


Fools_Requiem

- Maddux - Johnson - Koufax - Gibson - Pedro


JamesWithaG

Bartolo, Bartolo, Bartolo, Bartolo, and Bartolo


magcargoman

No one could HANDLE that much sexy…


JamesWithaG

Actually you're right. I'd like to change my answer if that's allowed. Big Sexy, Substantial Seductive, Tempting Tremendous, Humongous Handsome, and Enormous Enticing.


NameIsPetey

Four RA Dickey’s firing on all cylinders and Roy Halladay just for the fuck of it.


jmanhajh

Give me 3 Cy Young Dickeys, 1 Halladay, and one Speedrun Mark Buerhle


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jmanhajh

You've got the math wrong because there's a buerhle in there, but I want 3 Dickeys because I love the knuckleball not because I want to make the best rotation


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Four Dickeys and one Doc? Come on!


TuchmanMarsh

Randy Johnson Clayton Kershaw Greg Maddux Pedro Martinez Roger Clemens


ionicshoe

Give me 3 knuckleballers and the back of the rotation is degrom and felix hernandez. degrom because he's amazing and felix because I want to see what he does to batters after they face 3 straight knuckleballers


MisterConbag15

Put Maddux in.


sam_e5

Gibson has the greatest pitching season of all time so that’s why I chose him over Maddux. Maddux was extremely close to being my fifth though.


RememberClarington

no deGrom? you sure about that flair?


sam_e5

I have Seaver.


baconpoutine89

RA Dickey, Dick Pole, Dick McBride, Dick Ellsworth, Carlisle Littlejohn Tony Suck would catch for them.


jaysphan128

5 bloopers from super mario sluggers


MankuyRLaffy

Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, George Sisler, Shohei Ohtani and Randy Johnson, I wanted four great hitting pitchers and an amazing pitcher. No other rotation can hit like they can!


Gentlem8s

1. 2014 Kershaw 2. 2021 Scherzer 3. 2020 Bauer 4. 2021 Buehler 5. Jacob DeGrom


shiro-lod

Throw out 20 Bauer. 2020 central division pitcher played against absolute hot garbage teams exclusively.


dragoncockles

No recency bias whatsoever


ImOutOfNamesNow

1 randy Johnson 2 Felix Hernandez 3 Jamie Moyer 4 Pedro Martinez 5 Andy petite


Sacrifice_bhunt

Johnson (Walter), Clemons, Pedro, Maddux, and Koufax


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Pinball Clemons. Bold choice. 💥


Sacrifice_bhunt

Ha! Definitely an under-the-radar guy.


chrisumafp

Replace Clemens with Maddux


lightninja987

I'm going to use current pitchers in their prime. Game 1: Kershaw Game 2: Verlander Game 3: Greinke Game 4: Arrieta


itschrisbrah

Scherzer above arrieta


kami232

100%


TheSoftSpeaker

1000%


lightninja987

Fair, but I lived in the Midwest and have very fond memories of arrieta


THEhiHIhi55

That depends on how long a prime is. If a prime can be, say, one season long, then Arrieta is arguably the ace of this staff. If a prime is considered a minimum of two or three years, DeGrom is the obvious replacement, with Scherzer serving as the single most over-qualified #5 ever


itschrisbrah

If half a season can be considered prime then I'd agree, but I still think Greinke deserved the Cy Young that season overall, but didn't get it because the Dodgers split the vote


THEhiHIhi55

If half of a season is a prime then Flaherty and Darvish make the roster for 2019 ahead of our four HOFers.


CardiacCat20

Gimme that Philip Humber three hour prime


sam_e5

I have contained my rage for as long as possible. How can you have a rotation full of active pitcher in their prime and NOT have Jacob deGrom?


lightninja987

Because the team will magically stop producing runs


sam_e5

Nonsense, deGrom will drive in the runs himself.


NirvanaFrk97

I mean Prime Kershaw is already in the rotation, so that's already a factor


WshNats22

You’d choose Grienke or Arietta over Scherzer in their primes?


shiro-lod

Grienke has likely the best season of any of them, being one of very few players since 2000 not named Bonds to have a 10 WAR year.


yrretmi

This must be regular season only because there is no way that MadBum isn't Game 1 in the playoffs.


lightninja987

MadBum is my game 7 reliever


RememberClarington

No deGrom? ludicrous


No32

Kluber over Verlander


lightninja987

Fair. I just wanted to get my thoughts out


BeatlesRays

I’d probably go Jeff Neimann, Fausto Carmona, Jake Faria, Roberto Hernandez, and Michael Wacha


dragoncockles

Fausto "Fausto carmona" carmona


_meestir_

https://c.tenor.com/pwTejFjK2fMAAAAM/dylan-chappelle.gif


ILoveCavorting

Using JUST Astros in prime seasons. Pitcher | WAR | W/L | Ks per 9 | ERA & ERA+ ---|---|----|----|---- Roger Clemens (2005) | 7.8 |13-8 | 7.9 | 1.87 & 226 Nolan Ryan (1981) | 4.7 | 11-5 | 8.5 | 1.81 & 195 JR Richard (1979) | 5.6 | 18-13 | 9.6 |2.71 & 130 Gerrit Cole (2019) | 6.6 | 20-5 | 13.8 | 2.50 & 185 Mike Scott (1986)| 8.4 | 18-10 | 10.0 | 2.22 & 161 I'd throw that rotation against nearly anyone


pescespada

Aside from the jokes, there’s no reason anyone passes on Bumgarner. There is no one living or dead who has out performed that man to win championships in today’s game.


Sacrifice_bhunt

The reason someone passes on Bumgarner is because he’s not a top 20 all time pitcher, let alone top 5. Love the man forever but he’s not in the conversation for a best rotation spot.


PrussianBleu

Steve Pearce has the same number of WS MVPs as Bumgarner use that information as you please


pescespada

I would not sum up Bumgarner’s accomplishments as 1 World Series MVP though.


kingfiasco

phil coke


CabbageStockExchange

Randy Johnson, Scherzer, Kershaw, Koufax


notaverysmartdog

Satchel, degrom, king Felix, old hoss, rodon, bullpen day


PizzaSupremacist

Sandy Koufax Bob Gibson Randy Johnson Pedro Martinez Max Scherzer since joining the Dodgers


Faszabojler

Walter Johnson, Cy Young, John Clarkson, Kid Nichols, Christy Mathewson


hundredjono

Christy Mathewson Randy Johnson Pedro Martinez Walter Johnson Greg Maddux


CrackerMacJackson

I think people forget how good Kershaw was lol. If I get all at their absolute peaks i’m going Seaver, Randy, Pedro, Kershaw, deGrom. (Fuck Clemens)


DegradedCorn75

The Dodgers


dre8

The 2021 Milwaukee Brewers


rweeks3307

Satchel, Koufax, Maddux, Ryan, Johnson


TheSoftSpeaker

1) Walter Johnson 2) Satchel Paige 3) Pedro Martinez 4) Bob Gibson 5) Nolan Ryan