While surfing the internet tonight, I came across an interesting article from Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi ranks all 30 MLB opening day starters. Kansas City Royals ace, Bruce Chen, comes in at #25.
Morosi's comments about Chen:
The Royals’ rotation is widely cited as the biggest reason why they won’t compete with the Tigers this year. Chen’s presence here explains that. Don’t get me wrong: Chen (12-8, 3.77 last year) is a wily left-hander who can Moyer his way through a lineup. But that describes a No. 3 starter, not a No. 1.
Curious where the rest of the AL Central comes in?
1. Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
19. John Danks, White Sox
23. Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians
25. Bruce Chen, Kansas City Royals
29. Carl Pavano, Minnesota Twins
The only good news here, the AL Central looks to have a pretty weak starting rotations, other than Verlander atop Detroit's rotation.
Where do you rank Chen?