After a competition between Aaron Heilman and Sean Marshall, it has been decided that Marshall win be the Chicago Cub's fifth starter in their starting rotation.
Marshall will be following elite starters including Carlos Zambrano, Rich Harden, Ryan Dempster, and Ted Lilly—all of whom were candidates for the 2008 National League Cy Young Award.
Aaron Heilman, who has been traded twice this winter, will be placed into the bullpen and will likely make spot starts as the season progresses. Originally in New York (NL), he was shipped to Seattle in a three-team, 12-player deal back on December 10 that sent J.J. Putz to the Mets.
Heilman was then traded to the Chicago Cubs for Ronny Cedeno and Garret Olson; Olson had also been traded twice this winter.
Last season, Sean Marshall was 1-4, with a 4.15 ERA and 36 strike-outs in 39 innings as a starter for the Cubbies.