Recent baseball wisdom has held that having two great pitchers is the path to postseason success.á This must have been what the Yankees were thinking as they acquired C.C. Sabathia and A.J. Burnett a year ago.á IÆm sure it also crossed the minds of the Seattle MarinersÆ management and fans as they just got Cliff Lee to go with Felix Hernandez in their planned rotation for next year. Free agency has made it difficult for teams to hold onto their top pitchers for long.á In recent history there have not been many examples of dominant pitchers staying together on the same team for three years or more. Perhaps the most obvious example we have in recent history was the pairing of Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling in Arizona.á They won a combined 90 games in two years and brought real impac ...
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