Building The Best All-Time 5-Man Rotation For Each MLB Club

Chicago White Sox

Ace: Chris Sale

Starting Pitcher 2: Mark Buehrle

Starting Pitcher 3: Billy Pierce 

Starting Pitcher 4: Jack McDowell 

Back of the Rotation: Wilbur Wood

Before moving over to Boston, Sale was an elite pitcher for the White Sox. American League hitters were terrorized by his unorthodox arm slot — which featured a wipeout slider and a fastball humming close to 100 MPH. Buehrle didn’t possess the same natural talent. However, he was a durable pitcher for the franchise — racking up 161 wins in 12 years with the White Sox. His career on the South Side also included four All-Star appearances, three Gold Gloves, a perfect game, and one World Series title.

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Cleveland Guardians (formerly Indians)

Ace: Bob Feller 

Starting Pitcher 2: Bob Lemon 

Starting Pitcher 3: Early Wynn

Starting Pitcher 4: Corey Kluber

Back of the Rotation: Addie Joss

This assortment of elite arms primarily existed in an earlier generation. Bob Feller was a masterful thrower of the baseball. The 8-time All-Star was essentially akin to an older version of Tim Lincecum or Pedro Martinez. Despite having a small frame, he was noted for possessing a rocket of a right arm. He threw three No-Hitters in his career, and led the American League in ERA on six separate occasions. As for more of a contemporary arm, look no further than Kluber. With the now-Guardians, Kluber won at least 18 games on four separate occasions. This included two Cy Young Award wins in the process.

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