This article is part of our Mound Musings series.While wondering how much Mark Cuban is going to have to pay Matt Kemp next year after Kemp wins the Triple Crown, let's take a stroll through the league's 30 rotations ...
Ryan Vogelsong vs. Barry Zito. Actually this really isn't a battle, as the Giants have already said that Zito will return in a bullpen role, likely at June's end (doubleheader on June 28 would be perfect). With a 1.81 ERA, Vogelsong appears to be a lock for Comeback Player of the Year, and he may even get an All-Star nod considering Bruce Bochy is selecting the pitchers.
Rubby De La Rosa vs. Jon Garland. DLR averages nearly 96 mph with his fastball, while Garland ... doesn't. Garland (shoulder) can return in the next couple days, but we've yet to see anything definitive. Meanwhile, despite a couple hiccups, De La Rosa has looked impressive and will be able to make his next start after leaving his last one due to dehydration. That said, I'd look for DLR b
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