What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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One just signed Cliff Lee. One just won the World Series, beating Cliff Lee twice. Which one is better?
The Phillies are better. I think if the Phillies and Giants play that NLCS ten times then the Phillies win 7-8 of them, and that was before adding Lee. The Giants have fantastic pitching, there can be no doubt, but the rest of their success, especially the defense of Uribe and Renteria on the left side of IF, as well as their offense playing well above expected, was really just lightning in a bottle in my book. They will have a very tough proposition to repeat to say the least.
Agreed that SF was lightning in a bottle in the WS, their offense came around when they needed it most, but their pitching shut down the best offensive team in the AL, so they deserved it. As far as the PHI rotation vs SF, I'll take PHI for the next 2 years, but I'll take SF for the long run...they have good young talent
I'd say that the Phillies will have a better rotation if for no other reason than they never have to face their own lineup.
If we are only talking rotation, I take the Giants any time of the day. The lineup is another story...
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