All-Time Jays Rotation

Monday, January 13 2003 @ 09:00 AM EST

Contributed by: Mick Doherty

Interesting note from Dave Till in a previous thread that seems worthy of breaking out into a separate discussion: "[Roy Halladay] ... stands a chance of becoming the Jays' best pitcher ever [...] Right now, if you're just measuring peak performance level, I'd already rank him about sixth all-time, behind Stieb, Clemens, Hentgen, Guzman and Key."

Without necessarily limiting ourselves to peak performance level -- frankly, that seems kind of unfair to the near decade of Jays pitchers who endured the pre='85 pennantless stretch -- what would be the Jays all-time rotation? Figure a minimum of two righties and two lefties plus a fifth starter who could be either a righty or lefty.

I don't think Jerry Garvin or Dave Lemanczyk are going to be banging on the door of this all-time rotation, but what about ...

... a career recognition award for my main man Jim Clancy? And if we're talking about peak performance, don't Jack Morris and Doyle Alexander at least deserve mention? Or does Alexander still bear the Scarlet Letter "D" up north for leading Sparky's Tigers to the '87 AL East title?