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MLB Barometer: Schedules Down The Stretch

Erik Siegrist

Erik Siegrist

Erik Siegrist is an FSWA award-winning columnist who covers all four major North American sports (that means the NHL, not NASCAR) and whose beat extends back to the days when the Nationals were the Expos and the Thunder were the Sonics. He was the inaugural champion of Rotowire's Staff Keeper baseball league. His work has also appeared at Baseball Prospectus.

MLB Barometer

(Vlad Sedler is off this week getting all hitched and stuff).

Since the fallout from the trade deadline has been analyzed to death in terms of its impact on individual players, I wanted to take a slightly different tack and focus on its impact across the schedule. When all the wheeling and dealing was done, there were four clubs who appeared capable of running out juggernaut rotations with no real weak spots: the A's, Tigers, Cardinals (I can't quit you, Shelby Miller!) and Nationals. With 50-odd games left on the schedule, are there any clubs who have to face those rotations an inordinate number of times?

Boy howdy, are there.

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