Chicago Cubs Pitching Looks To Be Team’s Achilles’ Heel

Posted: 26th March 2010 by Bob Warja in MLB
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From the starting rotation to the bullpen, the guys who throw with their arms for a living certainly mean a lot to a ball club. Sure, offensive run production and run prevention (a.k.a. defense) are critical, too. But as someone once said, pitching is 90 percent of half of the game. Fuzzy math aside, this just happens to be where the current Cubs appear to fall short, unfortunately. Question marks in the rotation include, well, just about everyone and the bullpen is comprised of three rookies and a closer who has never held that role for a full season and who struggled mightily with his control last season. Is Carlos Zambrano a true ace? Well, his talent says yes, but his temperament and lack of preparation in the past suggest not. He does look fit this year, however. Is Randy Wells for r ...

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