The first four are self-explanatory. Those are four of the most extraordinary starting pitchers in baseball history. The fifth, however, can and will be argued. Andy Pettitte earns the slot because of his clutch gene and will to win, always coming through in the most meaningful times. His 219 wins in pinstripes can also back it up.
Furthermore, his role out of the rotation would be significantly more substantial than his role out of the bullpen on a team of this magnitude.
While you have four so-called “aces” on this staff, Ford gets the official title as team ace. His career .690 winning-percentage and 2.75 ERA are more than enough to make the case, but his 162-game average of 230 innings proves his value as a workhorse.