There once was a time when players spent their entire careers with the same team.

In most cases, the team a player was on was the one that originally scouted and drafted him. Unless a guy was traded or he wore out his welcome with his employers, he wasn’t likely to ever don another uniform.

Now, that’s all changed.

Teams have played the service clock game with their young players, manipulating the timing of their arbitration seasons to delay their walk years as long as possible. Once they hit the open market, all that matters is cash.

In honor of the way things used to be, here is my list of the best homegrown starting pitcher in the history of each MLB team.


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