There is an old saying in baseball that "you can never have too much starting pitching." It is an adage that has been proven over and over and over again throughout history, yet it is still ignored on a regular basis.
Just look what happened to the 2011 Boston Red Sox as their already thin rotation was ravaged by injuries, forcing them to use the likes of Andrew Miller and Kyle Weiland to fill out their rotation during their ultimately doomed playoff push. If that wasn't reminder enough for team to bolster their rotation depth, the events of the last few weeks in Major League Baseball sure as heck should be.
Rewind to May when the New York Yankees were signing Andy Pettitte and the Texas Rangers were signing Roy Oswalt. At the time, it looked like a classic case of the rich getting richer as both teams appeared to already have full rotations. One could even argue that Texas was adding to an embarrassment of pitching riches since they were operating at the time with a rotation so packed with talent that Alexi Ogando and Scott Feldman had both been forced into the bullpen. What could they possibly need Oswalt for?