Posted on: August 7, 2009 4:14 pm

Do the Phillies have enough pitching?

So I have been listening to a local talk radio station, and the big question in Philly is how are they going to work the rotation. It is actually pretty funny to think that we are really talking about he 5th starter in this conversation. So here is the deal. You have a guy in Jamie Moyer who is a fan favorite but really has not pitched consistant enough to warrant staying in the rotation, then you have Pedro Martinez who is still trying to get himself ready if they choose to throw him into the rotation.

Then there was talk that they were actually considering moving J.A. Happ into the bullpen when he may be you most consistant starter out of the whole rotation outside of Joe Blanton. Cliff Lee just got here, so he is not a issue when it comes to this particular conversation. The one guy wo has been almost given a pass so far due to his performance last season is Cole Hamels. He really need to step it up going into the last stretch of the regular season.

So with all that I just mentioned, here is how I see the rotation working out for the best for the rest of the reguar season. I will then show you my playoff rotation and what I am doing with the other pitchers for that part of the season.

1. Cliff Lee
2. Cole Hamels
3. Joe Blanton
4. J.A. Happ
5. Pedro Martinez/Jamie Moyer. I feel like they need to remove Moyer and give Pedro a shot for a couple of weeks to see what happens

Playoff Rotation

1. Cliff Lee
2. Joe Blanton
3. Cole Hamels
4. J.A. Happ

Martinez to the bullpen and Moyer off of the playoff roster.

So this is how I see the rotation working out, and I would love to hear if anyone has a different one in mind.

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