Originally posted on World Series Dreaming  |  Last updated 2/17/13
Heading into the offseason the Cubs were attractive target for pitchers looking to establish, or reestablish, themselves as a starter.  The Cubs finished season with Matt Garza and Jeff Samardzija as the only locks on a rotation spot.  An added bonus for those guys is that the Cubs would have more patience with them since the Cubs are unlikely to be in a playoff hunt.  The Cubs took advantage of this situation by signing three of those types in Scott Feldman, Scott Baker and Carlos Villanueva.  The opportunity to start was clearly on each of their minds when the Cubs added them. This plan was thrown into flux with the Cubs’ pursuit of Anibal Sanchez and eventual acquisition of Edwin Jackson.  The Cubs added a solid innings eater for the middle of the rotation on a 4 year deal in Edwin Jackson.  This gives the Cubs three locks for the starting rotation, and now 3 pitchers for 2 spots.  Add in Travis Wood who was relatively solid during 2012 and is out of options in 2013.  The Cubs now have
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