Atlanta reinvests in starting pitching

Updated: February 23, 2009, 1:27 AM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- For nearly two decades, it has been about the most famous brand on any team in any sport:

Starting rotation, Atlanta Braves.

So let's spin back the clock, not to a time when nearly every living American could spit out the names, Smoltz-Maddux-Glavine. Nope, let's spin it back to last August, when the names in the Braves' starting rotation looked like this:

Jorge Campillo … Charlie Morton … Jo-Jo Reyes … Jair Jurrjens … and somebody ...

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