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Verlander-Peavy will be exciting, but does it count as an Ace-Off?

Here at, we've taken to calling matchups of true stud starting pitchers, aces if you will, "Ace-Offs." Think matchups like Matt Harvey against Stephen Strasburg, or Felix Hernandez versus Jered Weaver.

Thursday brings a very interesting matchup in Chicago, and it got us wondering -- Justin Verlander and Jake Peavy have certainly both been aces in the past, but neither is having his best year in 2013.

So what do you think, does Verlander-Peavy, in July of 2013, qualify as an Ace-Off?