Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Cubs pitchers report to camp
I think Silva gets a spot and would prefer Looper or Wellemeyer actually get the 5th, assuming either of them can still throw a ball. Cashner and Samardzija are better off in the bullpen. Same for Russell. If the year goes better than expected, you look for another arm. If it doesn't you give the young guys a shot and say sayonara to the veterans.
I have to say the Marmol deal, bringing back Kerry Wood and the Matt Garza deal give me a small sense of hope. I know where that will lead but all three are good, underrated moves to improve a pitching staff. The biggest problem for the Cubs is how much better the Brewers got this offseason.