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Twins' rotation comparisons

I just got to thinking about what some of the guys in the future Twins' rotation plans remind me of, on the high end.  My thoughts would be this:

Santana = Koufax  Just simply dominant, and the clearly the best pitcher in baseball for a solid stretch.

Liriano = Randy Johnson  Not a perfect comparison but I can't think of many guys with the nasty fastball/slider that he has, from the leftside.

Garza = John Smoltz  I think this comparison from the scouts is dead-on.

Slowey = Hershisher  Great locator and really smart guy (they even look alike) that probably is going to be better than Radke (as much as I love Brad) but not in Maddux' class.

Boof = John Lackey  Similar stuff, and similar makeup.  Just a battler.

Baker = Brad Radke  I think he's closest to him.  He has to battle and rely on location to get through.  

Perkins = Jarred Washburn  Similar stuff from the leftside.  I'm not a big Washburn guy so I don't like this one, but it's also the reason I'm lower on Glen than most longterm.

Anyone else have similar/different thoughts for longterm comparisons?

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