Exiled in Pittsburgh
- Mar 23, 2012
I don't even know what you're asking anymore. Sounds like you simply want rotations with HoF pitchers on it, even if they didn't contribute (like Ryan with the Mets).Please name names, for these teams. The Dodgers had two great ones but not four in 66.
To me, that doesn't matter. But as it does to you, how about the 1949 Cleveland Indians when they had Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, Early Wynn and Satchel Page - all HoFers.
I look more at stats like ERA+ and fWAR and focus on a single year. By which metrics the 93 Braves were the best starting pitching rotation in the past 60 years. And as has already been pointed out: Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, Avery (three HoFers, although that really doesn't matter).
The '65 Dodgers had Koufax, Drysdale, Don Sutton and Claude Osteen. Again, 3 HoFers and Osteen was better than any 4th starter the Mets ever had.
Fwiw, in 1969, the Mets starting rotation was only 9th best in all MLB. The Cubs actually had the best rotation that year.
I'd argue with you more, but Gonzaga looks like they're going down tonight...