Found July 16, 2013 on Macho Row:
One of the strengths of the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies was supposed to be the quality starting pitching. With Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels at the front of the rotation, that much should go without saying. Kyle Kendrick and free-agent pick-up John Lannan provided the Phillies with a decent enough back-end of the rotation as well. Of course, two starting pitchers would land on the disabled list by early May, forcing the Phillies to call up a couple of players from the farm system and Hamels went through a 2012 Cliff Lee like stretch as the Phillies were practically left for dead in the NL East. Now, as the team reaches the all-star break with an even .500 record, it is the starting pitching that continues to be one of the strong suits on the roster. Keep in mind that each player is being graded individually, and not being compared to another player. This means I am taking in to account my expectations of each player as part of my evaluation. If a player is exceeding...
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