The San Francisco Giants spent more than twice as much as the Dodgers on starting pitching over the off-season. That doesn't guarantee they will have the superior rotation.
Evidently, $220 million doesn't buy what it once did.
While the additions of Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija could make the Giants rotation special, there is as much trainwreck potential in San Francisco as there is in Los Angeles, perhaps more, considering how much was staked financially.
Signed for $130 million over five years to be the No. 2 starter behind Madison Bumgarner, Cueto has been one of baseball's most consistent starting pitchers, as his earned-run...