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This article is part two of a series of articles breaking down the Cubs' roster. You can view part one, which covers the bullpen, here. According to Cot's Baseball Contracts , three of the pitchers in the Cubs' rotation on Opening Day will be making at least 11.5 million dollars this year. That's not even counting Ted Lilly, who will start the season on the disabled list, but could return as early as the third week of April. Granted, the Mariners are footing 3.5 million dollars of Carlos Silva's 2010 salary, but that still leaves a bill of 50.375 million dollars for Carlos Zambrano, Ryan Dempster, and the aforementioned Lilly and Silva. That sort of monetary commitment is easily a contributing factor for the high expectations being thrust upon them this season, but with a bullpen as young ...

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