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A Look at the Possible 2011 Diamondbacks Starting Rotation

By Scott Allen

Now that the Arizona Diamondbacks have parted ways with Brandon Webb, seemingly, and have traded for Zach Duke, the D'backs seem to be addressing their pitching situation for next season.  As it looks today, here is what the 2011 D'backs starting rotation would be, of cause assuming they make no other moves and that for sure is uncertain right now and it would not surprise me if they went and got yet another starter.

Ian Kennedy - not sure if he fits in as a number one starter, but I think Daniel Hudson isn't ready for the number one spot yet.  Give it a year.  No need to put that kind of pressure on the young guy yet. Kennedy started well and ended competitively with some rough starts in between in 2010.

Daniel Hudson - was everything you could have possibly hoped for in a young pitcher who was received in return for a struggling Edwin Jackson.

Barry Enright - started out great, but really faltered in September, which could have been a result of a longer season than he is used to.  Stamina will be an important factor for Enright in 2011.

Zach Duke - was all the talk as a rookie and hasn't really lived up to expectations since.  Now the former Pittsburgh Pirate gets a second chance to show what he has.

Joe Saunders - he has the stuff to be a number one.  Realistically though, he is inconsistent.  I can't see him being more than a number four or five in the rotation.  He's a lefty, so he is very useful still.

Other possibilities:  Jarrod Parker,  Zach Kroenke