With pitchers and catchers reporting to Arizona in just a couple of weeks, combined with Jed Hoyer’s comments on Sirius/XM Radio a couple days ago, the Cubs list of rotation candidates is now apparently set. Matt Garza, Jeff Samardzija, and Travis Wood represent the trio of names returning from last season. Combined with the early off season signings of Scott Feldman and Scott Baker, and the assumption that 2013 was going to be another year chalked up to the rebuild, by the end of November I had figured these names would represent the lead candidates to fill the starting staff. This of course barring an injury or two, a prospect that may break out in Spring, and the handful of minor league signings typically seen in the weeks leading up to Spring Training.
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