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The 2011 Giants Rotation

So Brian Sabean announced the Giants 2011 rotation today and it goes like this: #1 Tim Lincecum #2 Jonathan Sanchez #3 Matt Cain #4 Barry Zito #5 Madison Bumgarner I actually think this might be the best rotation to start with for the Giants. Yes, we all know Matt Cain is the 2nd best pitcher in the rotation and after what he did in October, he surely deserved to be recognized. However, I understand the logic here. Bochy likes to split up his lefties and I can't fault him for that. Also, Lincecum and Cain are consistent workhorses. Bumgarner looks to be one in the making. It makes sense to have those high endurance guys sandwiched around the lower stamina guys in Sanchez and Zito. Zito routinely pitches 190+ innings but he usually doesn't last past the 6th inning. Sanchez has a spotty track record when it comes to going deep into games. It also breaks up the styles of the pitchers, which is good when you're trying to upset the timing of opposing batters.