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    With Mark Prior hurt, Glendon Rusch will start the second game of the season for the Cubs, manager Dusty Baker said Thursday.
    Carlos Zambrano remains the Opening Day starter. Following Rusch will be Greg Maddux and Jerome Williams. The Cubs won't need a fifth starter until Apr. 15. Perhaps Prior will be ready then, but it seems highly unlikely. Mar. 17 - 2:03 pm et

    Zambrano
    Rusch
    Maddux
    Williams

    good idea by dusty changing it up from Z to rusch, i don't think prior will be out too much past april 15th...i personally hope sean marshall gets some consideration for the 5th starter spot-even if he only makes 1-2 starts

    according to cubs.com that last spot is between hill, guzman, marshall and ryu

  • #2
    Originally posted by redwhitenblue
    good idea by dusty changing it up from Z to rusch, i don't think prior will be out too much past april 15th...i personally hope sean marshall gets some consideration for the 5th starter spot-even if he only makes 1-2 starts

    according to cubs.com that last spot is between hill, guzman, marshall and ryu
    Marshall is sweet to watch but on terms of experience he'll likely get slighted in favor of Hill and Guzman. And if Hill keeps not throwing strikes and not holding runners on, then he's screwed even if this is only spring training. My personal favorite to win the job is Angel Guzman, but he's not looked too sharp this spring either. The guy who's looked the best this spring is Ryu, he's hitting his spots and his pitches are biting.
    What a Batted Ball is Worth (in terms of a run):
    Line Drive: .356
    HBP: .342
    Non-Intentional Walk: .315
    Intentional Walk: .176
    Outfield Fly: .035
    Groundball: -.101
    Bunts: -.103
    Infield Fly: -.243
    Strikeout: -.287
    It's now officially Doctor Bob Sacamento, D.C., C.S.C.S., and working on my D.A.B.C.O. (Diplomate American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics)

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    • #3
      They need to give Guzman the shot at it. He has been the most highly-touted of all the pitching prospects the Cubs have had in the past few years. Let us all see him already! All we keep hearing about this guy is that he doesnt have enough experience. Guzman is already 24 years old. Felix Hernandez on Seattle came in at 18. You're telling me he had enough experience but Guzman, 6 years older, doesn't?

      Give him the chance Cubbies!!!! Dont be stupid.
      Tinker, Evers, Chance & Steinfeldt: The nucleus of our elite World Series teams!!!!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TRIPxCORE
        They need to give Guzman the shot at it. He has been the most highly-touted of all the pitching prospects the Cubs have had in the past few years. Let us all see him already! All we keep hearing about this guy is that he doesnt have enough experience. Guzman is already 24 years old. Felix Hernandez on Seattle came in at 18. You're telling me he had enough experience but Guzman, 6 years older, doesn't?

        Give him the chance Cubbies!!!! Dont be stupid.
        he doesnt really have the experience because he's been hurt every year for the past few years.

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        • #5
          Marshall

          I am leaning towards Marshall too b/c he pitched a few solid innings yesterday against the Brewers and I agree that Guzman has been way to injured the last couple years. He will probably need a little more time to develop and prove that he can stay healthy. God knows that we have had our fair share of arm trouble the past 2 yrs.

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          • #6
            I'm guessing we get someone we've already seen like Hill or Koronka.

            Marshall has had a great spring so far but he has only had 10 AA starts up until now. The young guns like Guzman, Ryu, Marshall all need more seasoning in the minors.

            Without Prior and obviously Wood our rotation depth is definitely our biggest weakness on paper as of now.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by rockin500
              he doesnt really have the experience because he's been hurt every year for the past few years.
              How can F. Hernandez from Seattle have enough experience and come into the bigs at 18 but Guzman doesn't? It's just asinine. It's only a temporary assignment until Prior comes back anyway. Pitching some quality innings in the bigs will give him much needed experience. Just let us all see what he can do. Koronka and Hill surely didn't have enough experience when they brought them up but they let them come up anyway. Just because Guzman would come up to the bigs doesn't mean we have to keep him there. The perfect way to gauge exactly what he needs to work on is to let him pitch against big league bats, see what he struggles with and then send him back down to work on exactly that.
              Tinker, Evers, Chance & Steinfeldt: The nucleus of our elite World Series teams!!!!

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              • #8
                Barry Rozner of the Daily Herald seems to think that Marshall will be replacing Jerome in the rotation to start the season. He also endorses Guzman replacing Rusch.

                Z
                Maddux
                Rusch
                Marshall

                I guess this could get Williams motivated to be ready when a 5th guy is needed.

                http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/rozner.asp?id=171648
                beware of the censorship police

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by burger eater
                  Barry Rozner of the Daily Herald seems to think that Marshall will be replacing Jerome in the rotation to start the season. He also endorses Guzman replacing Rusch.

                  Z
                  Maddux
                  Rusch
                  Marshall

                  I guess this could get Williams motivated to be ready when a 5th guy is needed.

                  http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/rozner.asp?id=171648
                  i wish, i really do, but they wouldn't take williams out of the starting rotation...but i'd LOVE to see Marshall and Guzman in the starting 5, they have been amazing this spring

                  rusch is penciled in as our #2 starter already vs cincy april 5th, he's not getting replaced...i doubt williams is either, but we can pray

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TRIPxCORE
                    How can F. Hernandez from Seattle have enough experience and come into the bigs at 18 but Guzman doesn't? It's just asinine. It's only a temporary assignment until Prior comes back anyway. Pitching some quality innings in the bigs will give him much needed experience. Just let us all see what he can do. Koronka and Hill surely didn't have enough experience when they brought them up but they let them come up anyway. Just because Guzman would come up to the bigs doesn't mean we have to keep him there. The perfect way to gauge exactly what he needs to work on is to let him pitch against big league bats, see what he struggles with and then send him back down to work on exactly that.
                    he's been hurt every year for the past few years. Angel Guzman is not as talented as Felix is anyways so its a moot point

                    I reiterate, HE HAS BEEN HURT EVERY YEAR FOR THE PAST FEW SEASONS. everytime he gets hurt, he gets set back. Its pretty much that simple. has he even done much in AAA?

                    that said, he'll get a shot if he stays healthy, but he's been as banged up as Wood has been, so why bank on it?
                    Last edited by rockin500; 03-28-2006, 09:43 AM.

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                    • #11
                      I'm thinking that Jerome Williams won't survive the year and maybe even the month of April in the Cubs rotation.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ubiquitous
                        I'm thinking that Jerome Williams won't survive the year and maybe even the month of April in the Cubs rotation.
                        thats pretty much a certainty IF Wood is back in late april, prior in early may and miller in middle may.

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