Cubs Announce Rotation, Strike Fear in the Hearts of Cubs Fans
March 27, 2010
(Mesa, AZ) – Spring Training is winding down, and Major League Baseball teams are making their final roster decisions. Who to keep on the roster, who to stash on the bench or the bullpen. The Chicago Cubs are no different, and face the very same decisions heading into the 2010 season.
They knocked one off the list yesterday, when manager Lou Piniella announced that pitchers Carlos Silva and Tom Gorzelanny would enter the season as the back two starters in the Cubs’ rotation. Almost instantly, you could feel a tremor rumble through the nation. A fear. A terror. The Chicago Cubs’ rotation was striking fear in the hearts of many. And all of those hearts belong to Cubs fans.
With the addition of Silva and Gorzelanny, the Cubs rotation fills out thusly: it has the maddeningly inconsistent Carlos Zambrano at the top, the recently resurgent Ryan Dempster next, the potential fluke Randy Wells, and then Silva and Gorzlenny, who were cast-offs from the likes of the Mariners and Pirates.
Yes, it’s definitely a rotation that strikes fear, none of that fear will come from the opposing clubhouse.
“It’s really what you look for in a rotation,” manager Lou Piniella said. “If you’re the other team, I mean. It’s just a terrifying rotation. Much like the Wood-Prior-Zambrano-Maddux-Clement rotation was terrifying, except, you know, terrifying for Cubs fans.”