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I think Hunter get's a spot also. I don't think this rotation is finished. I think there could possibly be a trade, and more depth signings. As constructed right now though, my prediction on who will be in the rotation is

Guthrie

Britton

Chen

Hunter

Arrieta

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Who do you think starts the season in the rotation?

Here's my prediction

1. Guthrie

2. Hunter

3. Chen

4. Britton

5. Wada

6. ...and one for good measure. Eveland

I don't see them going RRLLL. I also think Matusz is going to look sharp and make the rotation out of spring training, with Wada being in the pen.

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I don't see them going RRLLL. I also think Matusz is going to look sharp and make the rotation out of spring training, with Wada being in the pen.

Yea you're right. I wasn't thinking about where they fit in the as much as who are the best five. Certainly you could flip Chen and Hunter. Matusz would have to have a monster spring to make the team IMO.

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Yea you're right. I wasn't thinking about where they fit in the as much as who are the best five. Certainly you could flip Chen and Hunter. Matusz would have to have a monster spring to make the team IMO.

I don't think so, he is still a top 5 pick and was arguably their best pitcher in '10. I also do not think Wada's stuff is going to be effective multiple times through an order. Of course that may not show up in spring training.

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I will also predict that Arrieta makes the rotation. I think we will have at least 6 guys do well in ST and will make an ST trade... probably Guthrie to a team who lost a pitcher to injury.

So I'll go with Chen, Hunter, Arrieta, Britton, and Wada. Galaragga and Matusz go to Norfolk.

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I don't think so, he is still a top 5 pick and was arguably their best pitcher in '10. I also do not think Wada's stuff is going to be effective multiple times through an order. Of course that may not show up in spring training.

I hope you're right about Matusz but I think there is a new standard this year for our pitchers. It will be about their ability to throw strikes, their durability, and their ability to get batters out. It won't have a lot to do with where they were drafted.

As you said in 2010 Matusz showed us some of his potential. In 2011 he showed is something different. We'll

see.

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