YSTL: Better duo in two years -- Bumgarner/Cain or Parker/Gray?
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The Giants and A's both have terrific duos at the top of their starting rotations.
Madison Bumgarner (24), Matt Cain (29), Jarrod Parker (25), and Sonny Gray (24) are all either in or entering their prime.
As you look into your crystal ball, which duo will be better in two years?
On Wednesday's Yahoo SportsTalk Live Blitz, Jim Kozimor posed the question to the panel and the answers were mixed:
Haberman: "Well it's gonna be Bumgarner and Cain because I think they are more likely to actually be in the same rotation in two years ... I think the two of them (Parker and Gray) together may be more talented in two years but the pattern (with the A's) doesn't lead me to believe that Parker will be there (in Oakland) in two years."
[BAGGARLY: Bumgarner: Opening Day assignment 'unbelievable']
Ratto: "Let's operate on the fact that they'll both be here (Parker and Gray) and I still say it's the Giants because we still have sort of a small sample size on Gray ... I think we need to see him for a full year before we assume that he's going to be the equal of either Bumgarner or Cain..."
Kawakami: "Gray and Parker will be better in two years ... They're gonna make a run with these guys for as long as they got 'em, maybe trade 'em in four years ... They are going up and I think Cain is going a little down..."
Giants and A's fans -- it's your time to weigh in...