The Royals open the 2015 World Series against the New York Mets on Tuesday. The Mets have already revealed how their rotation will set up for the first three games - Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard. Ned Yost has been a bit cagier, saying he will not reveal his rotation until later today. How should he set up his rotation?
Game One would be Johnny Cueto's turn in the rotation. However Cueto's historically awful performance in the ALCS would lessen his chances of going out there to start the World Series. Ned Yost could shake things up, especially since all pitchers except for Yordano Ventura should be ready to go on regular rest for Game One. Edinson Volquez has been the most consistent performer not only in the regular season but the post-season as well. However the upside is lower with Volquez, you're likely getting just five good innings out of "Steady Eddie" with some tight-rope walking in the sixth inning.
Of course, that may be true for all of the options on hand for the Royals. Their starting pitching has been a weakness all season, although it hasn't mattered much with the offense clicking and the bullpen dominating. The quick hook could be good for a guy like Chris Young, who was marvelous for 4 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays in his Game Four start. Pitching in spacious CitiField will work more to his advantage than it did in home run-friendly Rogers Centre. Kris Medlen is probably unlikely to be in the rotation at this point, but he is also an option if need be.
How would you set the rotation up for the World Series?