As the Cubs look toward 2010, General Manager Jim Hendry has to be pleased with the quartet he has assembled atop his starting rotation. In Ted Lilly, Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster and Randy Wells, the Cubs have as deep a four-man staff as any in the National League, albeit not the most talented. However, unless Hendry and Piniella unexpectedly unveil a plan to return to the four-man rotation , those four leave the Cubs (at best) one card short of a full hand in the preliminary race for the 2010 pennant. To round out the corps, Hendry will have to either find an in-house candidate suitable for the job, or use the active off-season player markets to acquire a solid fifth option. Given the volatility that still abounds as the Cubs search for one good move to determine the direction of their ...
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